Jobs and Opportunities


Vacancy: Short-term Research Associate position (up to end March 2019) to assist with literature review and data collection on CO2 emission reductions, University of East Anglia

Dr Charlie Wilson (Tyndall Centre, ENV) is looking for PhD or MSc researchers with some time available over the next 6 weeks to assist with collecting and synthesising data from the literature on CO2 emission-reduction potentials from consumer innovations. The work can be done flexibly, payable on an hourly basis recorded on timesheets at RA Grade 6 (spine point 22) equivalent to £13.46 per hour (gross pay).

Applicants should have: (1) familiarity with basic terminology relating to climate change mitigation and CO2 emission reductions; (2) proven skills and experience in searching for and reviewing academic and grey literature; (3) access to peer-reviewed journals (through UEA Library, Web of Science or equivalent). Applicants should also be able to work independently and efficiently, have their own computer and internet access, and be entitled to work in the UK.

To apply, please email with: (1) a short recent CV, (2) a very short statement of your relevant skills and experience, (3) how many hours per week you have available to work between now and end March 2019.


Vacancy: Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia


Faculty of Arts and Humanities - School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia

Senior Research Associate (RA1580) £33,199 to £39,609 per annum

More information available on the UEA website:

This major new research project on climate change adaptation is a three-year collaboration between the University of East Anglia, the Dutch Open University and University of Oldenburg (Germany). Each partner is funded by its home country research council, under the Open Research Area in the Social Sciences. The project will investigate why societies are currently finding it hard to adapt to climate change. 

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to carry out the UK arm of this research, under the supervision of the UK Principal Investigator, Dr John Turnpenny and working with the Co-Investigator, Dr Tim Rayner. The successful applicant will be involved in: 

  • creating a conceptual framework for analysing institutional aspects of climate change adaptation;
  • selecting case studies;
  • empirical data gathering for UK cases across water management, health care, and biodiversity and nature conservation sectors, including elite interviews and document analysis, informed by multiple theoretical approaches;
  • Data management and preparation for data sharing;
  • Synthesising empirical results for the health sector across UK, Dutch and German case studies using/ informed by Qualitative Comparative Analysis;
  • Contributing to Communication, dissemination and transdisciplinary conference (including project team meetings, a workshop for chapter authors of an edited book, and final conference with approx. 100 participants, web site development).

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

This full-time, fixed term post is available from 1 June 2019 for a period of three years.

Closing date: 15 February 2019.

For more information,  please see the UEA website: