Research Fellow in Climate Services and Stakeholder Engagement

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
25 Mar 2020
09 Apr 2020
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in climate services? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a researcher to conduct research on stakeholder engagement, assessment of user requirements, and co-development of climate services for agriculture in the Mediterranean region. This position is funded by Horizon 2020 as part of the project MED-GOLD - ‘Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean Grape, OLive and Durum wheat food systems’.

The MED-GOLD project aims to co-develop (between scientists and stakeholders operating in the agricultural sector) climate services for olive, grape, and durum wheat crop systems that are the basis for producing olive oil, wine and pasta.

This post is based in Leeds and will involve coordinating and developing activities to engage communities (stakeholders and other potential users in the agriculture sector) in Europe. Tasks will include managing a community of stakeholders, the development and implementation of a survey, the management of an online forum, and running participatory workshops. All of these activities aim to engage scientists with stakeholders in order to co-validate, co-exploit and co-assess the usability and value of the climate services being developed within MED-GOLD.

In addition, you will contribute to other project tasks including supporting the assessment of the benefits of the climate services developed within the project. This role will involve close collaboration with project partners as well as interaction and engagement with external organisations.

The post-holder will be hosted by the Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Services Group lead by Prof. Suraje Dessai and Prof. James Ford and based at the Sustainability Research Institute. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds.

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

Marta Bruno Soares, Met Office University Academic Fellow

Tel: +44 (0) 7769830846, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 31 November 2021)
Closing Date: Thursday 09 April 2020
Reference: ENVEE1399
Downloads: Candidate Brief