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Post-doctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Department of Political Economy

Location: London
Salary: £43,205 to £50,585 per annum including London Weighting Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 10th January 2024
Job Ref: 080307
 

Location: Strand Campus

Contact details: Francesca Pia Vantaggiato. francesca.vantaggiato@kcl.ac.uk

Job description

The Department of Political Economy (DPE) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of climate adaptation policy, for a period of 10 months, starting on 1 March 2024 (1.0 FTE). The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr Francesca Pia Vantaggiato (DPE) and Dr James Porter (Geography) on a comparative assessment of climate adaptation measures adopted at local government level in the four nations of the UK. The successful candidate will be centrally involved in all aspects of the research, including research design, data collection and analysis, production of the research outputs, coordination and collaboration with partners and stakeholders, and writing external grant applications to extend the research.  

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 10 months. 

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities
  • Design and conduct mixed-methods research to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities reported in local authority adaptation plans, strategies, and policies in the UK; 
  • Develop a method and/or dataset to compare and identify patterns over which climate risks and vulnerabilities are identified, prioritised, and managed by local authorities; 
  • Support the dissemination of project findings via co-authored research outputs in high-ranking international peer-reviewed journals, practitioners, and professional conferences.  
  • Prepare, write, and submit research grant(s) with the project leaders to UK research councils. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

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