Current vacancies

Campaign Manager - Climate Change Narratives

Reference: NAT00464
Date posted: 22 May 2019
Closing date: 12 June 2019
Location: South Kensington Campus
Salary: £36,926 – £45,547 plus benefits

Would you like to be part of the talented team responsible for delivering ‘The Future We See’ campaign of the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment?

The campaign aims to present a clear evidence-based narrative to a wide audience about the causes and potential impacts of climate change, and the options for action.  This campaign is a joint activity with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (GRI LSE). The project aims to deliver an FAQ document on climate change and related outputs, and specific training activities for academics, journalists and others.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering the campaign, bringing in expertise from the wider communication team members at Imperial and LSE, as appropriate. 

To find out more and apply, visit the Imperial jobs website.



Research Associate in Energy and Integrated Assessment Modelling

Reference: NAT00442
Date posted: 30 April 2019
Closing date: 27 May 2019
Location: South Kensington Campus
Salary: £37,486 – £46,499 plus benefits

We are seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the Grantham Institute mitigation team, principally to develop and use its Integrated Assessment Model (TIAM-Grantham), as part of a new EU Horizon 2020-funded international research project (Paris-REINFORCE). The post holder will be based in the Grantham Institute.

Paris-REINFORCE aims to develop realistic emissions reduction pathways for a range of EU and non-EU major economies, so as to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, to limit global warming to well below 2oC, in the most realistic and feasible manner. The project’s novelty and value stems from its close interaction with policy makers, businesses and other stakeholders from the different economies involved, so as to arrive at a set of mitigation strategies that have strong buy-in from those that will deliver them.

To find out more and apply, visit the Imperial jobs website.



Grantham Research Fellow

Grantham Research Fellow posts are aimed at external stakeholders who hold positions of responsibility in industry, business, policy, or NGOs. They should be employed by an organisation who is interested in the same questions as the Grantham Institute, and in knowledge exchange and the translation of research findings. These posts offer the opportunity for Affiliates to foster greater engagement with non-academic stakeholders, embed external expertise within the College through work on complementary projects, and to maximise the impact of research beyond academia.

The Institute will fund up to two Grantham Research Fellow posts each year, around the Institute's key research and engagement priority areas. The funding will support non-academic stakeholder sabbaticals on a part-time basis, with an indicative budget of £25,000 per Fellowship, to cover the direct costs of staff time and any associated activities. There is an expectation that post-holders maintain a connection to the Institute for at least 3-6 months, and help expand its stakeholder network.

Applications are now open for a Grantham Research Fellow post in the field of green finance
Deadline 31 May 2019

 Find out more here.



Academic Leader for Sustainability

Following the launch of the Greening Imperial initiative, the College wishes to appoint an Academic Leader for Sustainability at 0.25 FTE for an initial period of two years.

The successful candidate will ensure that Imperial implements best practice in considering its environmental impact and how it can become a leader in action on sustainability. You will work across Imperial, and in close collaboration with colleagues, to implement positive change in College operations, and through the research, education and innovation remits of the College Strategy. An early measure of success will be that the College treats sustainability as a core element of all its plans and strategies.

As the Academic Leader for Sustainability, you will report to Professor Neil Alford (Associate Provost Academic Planning) and the College Sustainability Board (to be convened). You will reside within the Grantham Institute, hold discretionary funding for projects and have access to administrative support.

A full list of responsibilities and essential requirements can be seen in the Job Description (see below).

Applications are invited from existing members of the academic staff. Before submitting an application, please contact your Head of Department for approval. A starting date of 1 August 2019 is anticipated. For more information and informal discussions, please contact Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute ( or the Co-Directors of the Grantham Institute.

Applications, comprising a CV and covering letter, should be sent to Gosia Gayer, Grantham Institute ( before or by the closing date 31st May.

Download the job description here: JD - Academic Leader for Sustainability [pdf]

Find out more about the vacancy on the Imperial College London jobs website.

Future vacancies are advertised here and on the Imperial College London website.



 Science Policy Experience Placement 2019

This Grantham Institute placement scheme has been created to meet the demands of Imperial students interested in learning in more depth about the science-policy interface, particularly in relation to climate change and environmental issues. This placement is intended to help build skills for Imperial undergraduate and Master's students who are interested in moving issues related to this interface, and would like to develop skills and understand more about what such work entails.

This placement will provide a stipend of £200 per week directly to the student and will also cover any expenses, as long as these have been pre-agreed by the student’s direct line manager.  The duration of each placement should be between 8 and 10 weeks during the 2019 summer recess. 

Find out more: Science Policy Experience Placement 2019 [Word]

Funding opportunities

The Grantham Institute periodically offers a number of funding opportunities to Grantham Affiliates to promote new ideas and collaborations in priority areas for engagement and research. Details of these opportunities can be found on this page.

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