UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate - Geographical Sciences

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Salary
£33,199 per annum
Posted
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate

Job number   ACAD103993
Division/School  School of Geographical Sciences
Contract type  Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern   Full time
Salary   £33,199 per annum
Closing date for applications   30-Jun-2019  

Harmonised model based assessments of the risks that climate change poses to human and natural systems in the UK are essential to provide information to stakeholders. The IMPRES project (“Impacts and Risk Assessment to better inform Resilience Planning”), funded through the NERC UK Climate Resilience programme, aims to provide new projections and estimates of UK climate risks, including: heat stress to people and livestock, flood risk, water security and agriculture, biodiversity and natural capital. 

The Research Associate will primarily be responsible for analysis of climate model projections to produce metrics of heat stress.  

This work will include updating established impacts models to make use of new high resolution UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) data. The RA will collaborate strongly with other IMPRES partners, particularly the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, through multi-metric synthesis. The exact details of the work can be found in the IMPRES project proposal, which is available on request from Dr. Oliver Andrews.  

The IMPRES project has strong links to ongoing projects with the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and to the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) network. We expect our results to produce publications which feed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.  

Informal enquiries can be made to oliver.andrews@bristol.ac.uk  

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.