We're hiring: Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
22 February 2021
We are seeking a post-doctoral Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Spatial Analysis linking Environment & Health
UCL Department / Division: Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time (Job share considered)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 7 £36,028 - £43,533 per annum or Grade 8 £44,737 per annum
Closing Date: 21 Mar 2021
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC
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, with a focus on heat, 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.
This post is available immediately and is funded until 31st August 2023 in the first instance.
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.
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