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Research Associate in Low Carbon Futures

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2019
Closes: 24th September 2019
Job Ref: S&E-14378

Job Reference: S&E-14378
Location: Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date: 24/09/2019
Salary: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to experience)
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering
Division: Civil Engineering
Hours Per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: 01 October 2019 until 30 September 2021

Applications are invited for a fully funded 2 year postdoctoral research associate in the Tyndall Centre, Manchester in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in The University of Manchester. This post is part is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a major new investment in climate change social science through the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). The post holder will work with quantitative data from 1.5 to 2oC transformation pathways at national, regional, and global scales, and translate technical measures of energy, food and material demand into indicators which characterise everyday life in terms meaningful to the general public for use within the CAST Centre.

You will work closely with collaborators at the University of East Anglia and University of Utrecht and other academic investigators to deliver project outcomes on time.

You should have proven ability to work independently, have experience of working with quantitative and qualitative data from low-carbon scenarios or transformation pathways together with data analysis skills, and be able to communicate findings in an effective manner. You should be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines and countries. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Dr Ruth Wood


General Enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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