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Research Fellow in Climate Risk Storylines

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in climate risk and scenario development? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities? 

This position is funded by the EU-funded H2020 project RECEIPT (REmote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade) that will develop and implement a novel scientific storyline concept that maps representative connections between European socio-economic activities and remote climatic hazards. Storylines are detailed internally consistent, plausible cause-effect chains that reveal the multiple vulnerabilities and risks of the European Union to remote climate change hotspots. Storylines will be developed for five impact domains: food security and production; finance and insurance; foreign development and cooperation; global manufacturing chains; and coastal infrastructure. This post is based in Leeds, with some international travel required.

You will be responsible for providing guidance and facilitate the co-creation of climate risk storylines with other project partners under the supervision of Professor Suraje Dessai. You will have a PhD (or close to obtaining) in a relevant field. You will possess qualitative and quantitative research skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and IT skills. Relevant experience in storyline development, scenario analysis and climate risk management are desirable.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Suraje Dessai, Professor in Climate Change Adaptation

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 0116, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - This post is open to job share and flexible working
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 July 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1337
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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