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Lectureships

Job Title: Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment - 4 posts
Department: Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Salary: £47,910 to £53,400 per annum 
Campus: South Kensington Campus
Closing date: 21 September 2017 (Midnight BST)

The Grantham Institute is seeking applications for four lectureships, starting in the 2017-18 academic year.

The positions are open to those working at key disciplinary interfaces relating to the understanding of, and responses to, climate and environmental change, within the broad fields of Engineering, Science, Medicine and Business. We also welcome applications from those with expertise in energy modelling and integrated assessment models. During the initial three-years, the lectureships will be based at the Grantham Institute, before formally transferring to an appropriate academic Department at Imperial.

Appointees will be expected to broaden the College’s research capabilities, complementing our existing strengths. They will build on a successful programme of engagement and development at the Institute, working to inform decision-making in business and policy, and drive forward research and collaborations across the areas of climate and environmental change.

These lectureships represent a significant investment in climate change and environment research by the Institute, and aligns with the College’s strategy for investment in multidisciplinary research around four interconnected global challenges: Discovery and the natural world; Engineering novel solutions; Health and well-being; and Leading the data revolution. Further details can be found in the College Strategy 2015-2020.

The successful candidates will have a good honours degree and a doctorate that demonstrate their effectiveness at working at a disciplinary interface of the climate change/environment debate. They will also be expected to demonstrate a strong research record, including a growing international reputation for research and innovation in an area of climate or environmental activity within the College’s remit, which is commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of global climate and environmental issues and an awareness of relevant government and business interests, preferentially having provided advice on such areas to stakeholders in government and business.  Evidence of attracting research funding and/or bids for other financial support, or an equivalent measure of impact, together with experience of planning and undertaking effective collaboration with external partners, are also essential. 

The successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.  They will also have experience of teaching excellence at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential.   

For informal discussions about these positions, please contact the co-directors of the Grantham Institute (Professors’ Joanna Haigh, j.haigh@imperial.ac.uk; or Martin Siegert, m.siegert@imperial.ac.uk).

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff. 

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. 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, visit Imperial's research evaluation pages

How to apply:

Applications should be made by submitting the completed Lecturer (Clinical and Non-Clinical) and Recruitment monitoring form, along with your full CV, to be sent via email to Ms Angela Kehoe, Senior HR Manager - telephone: +44 (0)207 594 5653, e-mail: a.kehoe@imperial.ac.uk - quoting reference number NS201 7130NT.

Please note that CVs should only be submitted for Academic posts and must be accompanied by an application form.

Lecturers and Senior Lecturers (Clinical and Non-clinical) application form

Should you have any queries please contact: Ms Gosia Gayer (Institute Administrator) on +44 (0)207 594 9666

Note: If, when attempting to open a job description or application form, a connecting to workspace box appears, please press the cancel button on the box and the document will open.

  

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Job Title: Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Department: Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Salary: £35,850 - £44,220 per annum
Fixed term: 2 years - full time
Campus: South Kensington Campus
Closing date: 4 September 2017 (Midnight BST)

We are looking for a dedicated Stakeholder Engagement Manager to focus exclusively on developing strong and meaningful stakeholder networks, initially around two of our more developed engagement themes: decarbonisation pathways and the potential application of satellite technology.

Building on existing work and planning, the postholder will be responsible for generating a programme of activity that will identify dissemination routes for current research findings, as well as help steer new research initiatives. They will manage a depth of relationships that enable increased impact from Imperial research activities, informing decision-making in business, policy and the third sector. The postholder will work closely with the communications team to ensure the visibility of policy relevant material and to report on the programme’s outputs and impacts.

The postholder will also be expected to maintain an awareness of related initiatives taking place within Imperial College, capitalising on Imperial’s established strengths in satellite technology, modelling, physics and other relevant disciplines. They will also develop a wider view of initiatives taking place in the policy and business spheres, creating links wherever possible to broaden the Institute’s reach and increase the visibility of our activities.

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant aspect of natural or environmental science. You will also have expertise/understanding in at least one thematic area (decarbonisation pathways or the potential application of satellite technology) to facilitate the building of credibility and relations with academic, policy and industry leaders. Comprehension of the UK stakeholder policy landscape as relevant to these issues, as well as knowledge of climate change and environmental matters is also essential. You must be able to demonstrate a track record of relationship management, including business and government stakeholder engagement and the development of new opportunities, as well as experience of managing people and influencing the successful delivery of outputs, including engaging and directing complex groups of stakeholders and suppliers. You must have experience of working with communications teams to develop models to deliver strong web and social media presences. An understanding of the UK academic community is desirable.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2017146NT into “Keywords”. Please download the application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application. Please do not send a CV as it will not be considered for this post.

Job description and person specification
Administrative and Support application form

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Ms Gosia Gayer, Institute Administrator: tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 9666, e-mail: g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk

Note: If, when attempting to open a job description or application form, a connecting to workspace box appears, please press the cancel button on the box and the document will open.

 

Media, Events and Outreach Officer

Job Title: Media, Events and Outreach Officer
Department: Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Salary: £30,770 to £34,960 per annum
Fixed term: 2 years - full time
Campus: South Kensington Campus
Closing date: 11 September 2017 

We are looking for a dedicated Media, Events and Outreach Officer to deliver a range of communications activities, with a specific focus on delivering the Institute’s events programme, public outreach activities and responses to the media. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the post holder will be an integral part of the Grantham Institute’s communication team.

The post holder will be the primary contact point for the Institute’s media requests and proactively identify opportunities for media engagement to maximise the exposure of climate change and environment-related work at the College. They will be responsible for organising the Institute’s events programme, working closely with the Operations Team. The post holder will also lead the delivery of the Institute’s existing public engagement and outreach activities in relation to climate change and environment.

Educated to degree level, or possessing an equivalent level of vocational experience, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with science and environment (or similar) media and/or cultural engagement, as well as an interest in climate change and the environment. You will have an in-depth working knowledge of the methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wide range of communications projects, including media relations, events and outreach. Experience within higher education or working with academics to deliver communications outputs is essential, along with experience of copywriting and editing. You will also need a strong command of the English language and grammar, and the creativity to think of new ideas. You must also have experience of marketing or promoting research activities.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2017155NT into “Keywords”. Please download the application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application. Please do not send a CV as it will not be considered for this post.

Job description and person specification
Administrative and Support application form

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Ms Gosia Gayer, Institute Administrator: tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 9666, e-mail: g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk

Note: If, when attempting to open a job description or application form, a connecting to workspace box appears, please press the cancel button on the box and the document will open.

 

Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies

Job Title: Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies
Department: Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Salary: £36,800 to £44,220 per annum
Fixed term: Up to 24 months - full time
Campus: South Kensington Campus
Closing date: 11 September 2017 

The Grantham Institute is seeking to recruit a full time Research Associate for 24 months, with a possibility of extension where new funding opportunities would support this.

The post holder will focus on the analysis of the technological, economic and policy implications of low-carbon pathways at both national and global scales. They will be responsible for developing, applying and interpreting outputs of a state-of-the-art energy systems model to explore energy techno-economic pathways to climate change mitigation. Further work will include: the analysis of low-carbon technology innovation; the evaluation of the performance and cost reduction potential of emerging low-carbon technologies; the assessment of low-carbon policies and their effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions; and research into the drivers and barriers of implementing low-carbon technologies and measures.

You will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in science, engineering or economics, or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience. Knowledge of the nature of climate change, its causes and possible solutions is essential, together with an understanding of the structure and nature of energy systems, from resource extraction, through conversion and distribution, to final usage of energy. You must possess an understanding of the range of energy technologies available, including low-carbon technologies (i.e. what they are, in which economic sectors they are used, their basic technical characteristics, and the challenges to deploying new technologies). An understanding of the principles of numerical modelling applied within a scientific, engineering or economic context is essential, along with knowledge of the range of climate change mitigation policy instruments; how they are structured, and their advantages and disadvantages. You must also demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving and an ability to communicate complex information clearly. Experience of energy systems modelling, ideally using the TIMES platform, or of numerical modelling in other contexts with an equivalent level of complexity, is highly desirable.

For further details about the post, please contact a.gambhir@imperial.ac.uk.

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

How to apply

Our preferred method of application is online via this websiteSelect “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2017126NT into “Keywords”. Please download the application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.

Research application form
Job description and person specification

Should you have any queries about the application process or to request an application form if you are unable to apply online please contact: Gosia Gayer, Institute Administrator, Tel: +44 (0)207 594 9666; Email: g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk

Note: If, when attempting to open a job description or application form, a connecting to workspace box appears, please press the cancel button on the box and the document will open.

 

Internships

We do not currently have any internship opportunities available. Any future vacancies will be advertised in our Weekly Update email newsletter.