Grantham Institute Research Fellowship

Job summary

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London are excited to announce an exciting new 3-year Fellowship scheme. While those with climate science expertise will be considered favourably within the scheme, we are also interested in candidates who have interests in environmental engineering and climate finance/economics. If you are a postdoctoral researcher and completed your PhD within the last five...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00893
  • Date posted 28 March 2021
  • Closing date 3 May 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London are excited to announce an exciting new 3-year Fellowship scheme. While those with climate science expertise will be considered favourably within the scheme, we are also interested in candidates who have interests in environmental engineering and climate finance/economics. If you are a postdoctoral researcher and completed your PhD within the last five years within these broad areas, then we could be looking for you to join our team of researchers and policy experts.

During your Fellowship you will plan, carry out, and lead an independent high-quality programme of research, which will contribute towards the Institute’s vision of a sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon future.

Throughout your Fellowship, we will provide financial support for 3 years, including a highly competitive salary, and a generous budget for research and travel expenses. You will be supported by world leading academic staff, receive training, career support and development opportunities from the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre, whilst working in a dynamic environment, with exposure to policy making and ground-breaking innovation.

Duties and responsibilities


  • To take initiatives in the planning of research

  • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community

  • To promote the reputation of the Institute and the College

  • To provide guidance to PhD Students

  • Contribute to bids for research grants

  • To actively participate in the research programme of the Institute

  • To publish in high quality journals and to present data at national and international meetings

  • To provide lectures at taught postgraduate level, within our Climate Change, Management and Finance programme

Essential requirements


  • PhD within the last 5 years in climate or environmental science, engineering, finance or economics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication

  • Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work

  • Willingness to travel both within the United Kingdom and abroad to conduct research and attend conferences

Further information

This is a 3-year, full-time Fellowship.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum

For informal enquiries regarding this position please contact Dr Joeri Rogelj, Grantham Institute Director of Research: j.rogelj@imperial.ac.uk.

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

Please apply via the online system. CVs without a completed application will not be considered.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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