Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis for Climate Change Co-benefits

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089880 (Ref.No. ENVEE1510)
Posted: December 1, 2021

Job Description

Are you an interdisciplinary scholar interested in systematic evidence synthesis of diverse knowledge sources for climate change co-benefits? Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you want an exciting opportunity to advance your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive universities, based in scenic Yorkshire?

The need to avoid future climate impacts is recognised by global governments. The urgency of the global climate response means that funding and prioritisation of actions must focus on ‘win-win’ responses that promote both mitigation and adaptation at the same time, minimising trade-offs and maximising benefits. Despite this, until recently there has been relatively limited focus on the co-benefits of alternative decarbonisation pathways and the trade-offs that result when aspects such as health, economic prosperity and air quality are considered alongside climate goals. Working with the Met Office, the School of Earth and Environment is exploring how co-benefits and trade-offs manifest along alternative future pathways in global regions. 

You will work with leading interdisciplinary researchers in climate modelling and adaptation research at Leeds to support the assessment of synergies and trade-offs of selected mitigation and adaptation intervention options for selected impact priorities and global regions. You will support background research for climate modelling and evidence synthesis on decarbonisation pathways and adaptation to develop heat maps of risk and evidence matrices that can inform climate policy choices in the UK and globally. You will gain experience in interdisciplinary climate research and co-benefits analysis. You will have the opportunity to engage in research design and networking among internationally-recognised senior scholars. We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in climate change policy and systematic evidence synthesis. You will be intellectually curious and interested in the interface of science and policy.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Lea Berrang Ford, Priestley Chair in Climate & Health

Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2022 due to external funding.)
Release Date:  Tuesday 30 November 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 07 December 2021
Reference:  ENVEE1510


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