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Research Associate in the Analysis and Interpretation of Climate Data for Extreme Weather

Imperial College London - The Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £50,834 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: NAT01333
 

Location: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary  

Do you want to work in one of the most groundbreaking areas in climate research? Do you have demonstrable expertise in the analysis of climatological data? Apply to join the climate attribution team, led by Dr Friederike Otto.

One of the Grantham Institute’s flagship research projects, led by Dr Otto is the World Weather Attribution (WWA) initiative, a collaboration between climate scientists at Imperial College London, KNMI in the Netherlands and climate impact specialists at the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC), and a large global network of other scientists, that was founded to provide rapid and robust assessments on the role of climate change in the aftermath of an extreme weather event. Its aim is to provide timely scientific evidence to better understand how climate change impacts weather today.

In this role you will work with the WWA team to carry out attribution studies and methodological studies to improve and develop the attribution of extreme weather events.

Duties and responsibilities  

You will be a key researcher in the rapid attribution initiative World Weather Attribution and participate in all activities the team undertakes, including research, media and policy engagement.

In addition, you are expected to interact with stakeholders from various sectors, including the funders of this post in the finance sector, but also lawyers, journalists and other relevant groups.  

Essential requirements

  • PhD atmospheric or in climate or related science.
  • Knowledge of and publication record on weather extremes.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative.
  • Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role.

Further Information

This role is full-time, for three years.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further, please contact Dr Fredi Otto f.otto@imperial.ac.uk

Want help submitting your application? Please visit the Grantham Institute’s Tips on how to submit a successful application.

Find out more about the Community and Culture at the Grantham Institute.

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer, g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

Closing date: 09/01/2023

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference NAT01333.

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