IPCC Working Group III Senior Scientist (Research Fellow)

Imperial College London - Faculty of Natural Sciences

Centre for Environmental Policy  

The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) aims to have a global impact on energy and environmental security policy, management of environmental quality, and sustainable transitions in environmental governance, through collaborative research and engagement supporting efforts on environment, energy and health throughout the College.

Applications are invited for a Senior Scientist (Research Fellow) to join the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the Centre for Environmental Policy based at the South Kensington Campus. WG III focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The post holder will ensure that WG III reports and documents meet the needs of the global policy community by helping Lead Authors critically evaluate evidence around climate change mitigation. You will be expected to keep abreast of key developments in the scientific literature in your specialist area and be able to contribute technical and editorial expertise in support of the author teams. You will also have a critical role in managing the process by which IPCC reports are delivered, and work with Lead Authors from all over the world to ensure the integrity, policy relevance, and timely delivery of WG III outputs.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to climate change mitigation (e.g biological and physical sciences as well as economics, social and political sciences, engineering and systems research ). Experience and achievement in a field relevant to climate change mitigation, reflected in a growing national reputation is essential. Extensive experience and demonstrated success in delivering research results is also essential. Experience of working in an interdisciplinary research environment and experience communicating research to policy and other stakeholder audiences are desirable.

Good interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to work and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally with individuals at all levels of seniority are essential. High level analytical capability and ability to manage and motivate staff are also essential. You must be able to set and work to deadlines and be willing to work under pressure from time to time when the role demands it. You must be computer literate and be able to travel overseas, for periods of up to 7-10 days as a member of the TSU team.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position available until March 2020, with the possibility of an extension subject to availability of funding

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number NS 2016 204 LP.

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Jim Skea at j.skea@ic.ac.uk, about the IPCC and the post.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Karen Lyle at k.lyle@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing date: 13 November 2016 (Midnight GMT)

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