UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Vacancy: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - Health Geographer

11 November 2020

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is looking for a research fellow/senior research fellow to take part in a new Wellcome Trust funded project: Health and Economic impacts of Reducing Overheating in Cities (HEROIC) Ref:1873061.

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Key information

  • UCL Department/Divison: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Location of position: London
  • Grade: 7-8
  • Hours: Full Time (job share considered)
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 7 £36,028- £43,533 per annum, Grade 8 £44,737 per annum
  • Closing date:6 December 2020
  • Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
  • Interview date: TBC

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design & Engineering (UCL IEDE) delivers world-leading research, teaching and enterprise towards a goal of making our buildings, towns and cities better places in which to live, with a focus on health, human well-being, productivity, energy use and climate change.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow/senior fellow to take part in a new Wellcome Trust funded project named HEROIC (Health and Economic impacts of Reducing Overheating in Cities). The project is funded for a period of 3 years from September 2020, and is led by UCL, with partners at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Exeter University, as well as international collaborators.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage with experts from multiple fields in an inter-disciplinary project which aims to assess the effects of climate and environmental change on health, and explore the most effective ways to minimise harmful effects for the most vulnerable population groups.

The successful candidate will collect and analyse secondary environmental, social and demographic data using geographical, statistical and spatial analysis tools such as GIS. The post holder will work closely with team members across the project, to combine data produced within the environmental modelling work package with external data, and provide input to the health impact, health economic and decision-making work packages.

They will carry out quantitative analysis to investigate health impacts relating to a range of factors within cities in different climatic and income settings, and the potential impacts of urban heat island mitigation strategies on health.

Duration of this post is available from 1st January 2021 and is funded until 31st August 2023 in the first instance.

Key requirements 

The ideal candidate is a highly quantitative and analytical person with a PhD or equivalent experience in geography, environmental, or atmospheric sciences or a related quantitative field, and a keen interest in multi-disciplinary research. 

They should have experience of using large geographical and environmental datasets. An appreciation of the field of urban environmental health and social determinants of health would be an advantage.

Further Details 

Click here to find the full job description. 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Dr Clare Heaviside.

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing date 

Sunday 6 December, 23:59

Interview date


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