Opportunity: Research Associate in Climate Action


Job reference: SAE-019795
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/10/2022
Salary: £34,308 to £36,386 per annum depending on relevant experience
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
Division: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Hours per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: From as soon as possible for 17 months
School / Directorate: School of Engineering


Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

This post will be hosted within the world leading Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). You will be embedded within the Tyndall Centre’s and CAST’s national and international networks. You will be both comfortable and enthusiastic about being part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative team.

The post holder will be working across projects within the CAST programme. One project focuses on Grassroots Transformations in CAST’s Theme 2 (Learning). The other project focuses on Accelerating City-Level action on climate change in Theme 3 (Trialling). See www.cast.ac.uk and www.tyndall.ac.uk  for more information about the centres. Both projects are already underway and have other researchers contributing already– you will be joining this team to support the ramping up of activity, outputs and impact.

In both projects the purpose of the work is to understand how the significant society-wide transformations required to fight climate change are supported. This work will involve learning from current grassroots initiatives with a circular and sharing economy focus, and deploying a carbon and co-benefits tool with Local Authority partners. This role provides an excellent opportunity to work closely with organisations delivering transformational change offering a direct route to achieving impact with your research.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI)

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Sarah Mander

Email: sa**********@ma********.uk ​​​​​​​

General enquiries:

Email: Pe****************@ma********.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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