Research Assistant in Climate Policy

University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry

United Kingdom

Fixed-term: Funds for this post are available until 31 May 2022 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a research assistant to join a team working on the EC-funded project PARIS REINFORCE, which involves 18 European and non-European partners supporting the Paris Agreement goals. The project is focussed on improving and enhancing the deployment of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) in performing global analyses of various climate change scenarios.

The project will be led by Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi within the Climate Change Policy Group in the Centre for Atmospheric Science, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry. This post would suit a researcher with an academic background in economics or other social science field, but with an interest in multi-disciplinary whole-system approaches to research and its applications. In addition to the social scientists working within the Climate Change Policy Group, the successful candidate will also be part of a wider team including atmospheric scientists who are working on a wide range of topics including state-of-the-art climate and earth system modelling, as well as policy-oriented work on air pollution and climate change. The successful candidate will be supporting the project, for example, with data analysis, literature reviews, writing papers and reports, organising meetings and preparing communication materials for the website. Considerable interaction with project partners is to be expected.

Applicants should hold a Master's degree in economics, political economy, applied economics, or other relevant area. Postgraduate experience in adjacent areas such as climate policy, climate science or econometrics/modelling would be desirable. In addition, good writing and communication skills and attention to detail will be essential.

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