Grantham Institute Research Fellowship NAT01137

Salary: £41,593 – £49,210 plus benefits
Full time, fixed term
Location: South Kensington Campus


Job Summary

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London are pleased to announce the 2022 Fellowship on extreme weather. This Fellowship is cosponsored by GLS Bank in Germany and Liminalytics. The GLS Bank was the first socialecological bank in Germany, founded in 1974. GLS stands for “Gemeinschaftsbank für Leihen und Schenken”. During your Fellowship you will plan, carry out, and lead an independent high-quality programme of research on extreme weather (tropical and/or extra tropical). Translating the physical understanding to financial impact is one objective.

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

• Independent research on extreme events
• Improved understanding of the impact of extreme events on the financial sector.
• To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community including the financial sector
• 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
• Regularly engage with GLS and Liminalytics

Essential requirements

• Hold a PhD (or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience) in atmospheric or climate science or a closely related discipline
• Knowledge of and strong publication record on weather extremes
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
• Creative approach to problem-solving
• Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work

Further information

This is a Full time, fixed term for 3 years fellowship.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further please contact Dr Friederike Otto: or Prof Ralf Toumi:

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer,

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

Closing date: 07/06/2022

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