Jobs and Opportunities

New PDRA vacancy – Research Associate in Business and Plastics, University of Manchester 

Tyndall Manchester is looking for a Research Associate to join its NERC-funded ‘One Bin to Rule Them All’ project. This 3-year role is an exciting opportunity to design and pilot novel circular-economy business models with potential to scale up new companies in the area of plastic packaging.  

The post is full-time for 36 months, ideally starting as soon as possible, and the application deadline is 14th December. For further details, please contact Dr Maria Sharmina at the University of Manchester, or go to   


NEW ATR POSTS – in the politics/policy of climate change 

 Applications are warmly invited for two research posts in the DeepDCarb project, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant and running for 5 years (March 2021-February 2026). The aim of DeepDCarb (‘the democratic challenge of deep decarbonization’) is to interrogate the evolving relationship between politicians, citizens/voters and other actors such as business in a uniquely detailed and comparative manner.  The post holders will join an interdisciplinary project team of six located at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (University of East Anglia) and the University of Heidelberg (Germany).  They will be fully integrated into and be encouraged to make research connections with partners in the ESRC-funded CAST centre of excellence. 

ATR 1800 – Research Fellow in Comparative Political and Parliamentary Analysis 

ATR 1799 - Senior Research Associate in Public Engagement with Climate Change 

Closing date: 8 January 2021. 

For further details, please go to ‘Current Vacancies’: 




PhD studentships available:

The NERC ONE Planet DTP have 13 fully funded PhD studentships available.  Applications for September 2021 entries are now open.  Awards include 3.5 years of fees (Home/EU), an annual living allowance (£15,285) and a Research Training Support Grant (for travel, consumables, as required).   

Is the future of urban drainage systems blue-green or grey? Supervised by Oliver Heidrich 

Natural Resources and Urban Climate Strategies Supervised by David Manning (and Oliver Heidrich) 

The full list of studentships Further details about the One Planet scheme