Research Fellow - IPCC Working Group III Senior Scientist

Job summary

The Centre for Environmental Policy wishes to appoint a Research Fellow as a Senior Scientist within the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). WG III is concerned with the mitigation of climate change and The TSU will be based at the South Kensington Campus.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00472
  • Date posted 5 June 2019
  • Closing date 4 July 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Centre for Environmental Policy wishes to appoint a Research Fellow as a Senior Scientist within the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). WG III is concerned with the mitigation of climate change and The TSU will be based at the South Kensington Campus.

Duties and responsibilities

You will play an essential role in ensuring WG III scientific reports and documents meet the needs of the global policy community by helping Lead Authors critically evaluate the current evidence around climate change mitigation. We are looking for someone familiar with the modelling of climate mitigation responses. You will be expected to keep abreast of key developments in this field and be able to contribute technical and editorial expertise in support of the author teams.

You will also have a critical role in managing the process by which IPPC reports are delivered, working with Lead Authors from around the world to ensure the integrity, policy relevance, and timely delivery of WG III outputs.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to climate change mitigation (e.g. economics, engineering or systems research). You are expected to have experience in a field relevant to climate change mitigation, reflected in a growing national reputation, as well as demonstrated success in delivering research results.

Further information

This post is funded by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is offered as a full-time, fixed-term position until 31 March 2020, with the expectation of an extension subject to confirmation of funding.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Jim Skea  j.skea@ipcc-wg3.ac.uk

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