UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


We're hiring: Research Fellow in Transition Finance

19 January 2023

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to the LINKS project “Kick-starting global climate investment', which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

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Key information

  • UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

  • Specific unit / Sub department: The Institute for Sustainable Resources

  • Location of position: London

  • Grade: 7

  • Salary: £38,308- £46,155

  • Hours: Full Time

  • Professional Expertise: Research and Research Support

  • Department: UCL BEAMS (B04)

  • Location: London

  • Contract Type: Fixed-term

  • Working Type: Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)

  • Available for Secondment: No

  • Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023

  • Ref Number: B04-03154

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will lead development of indicator(s) relating to country-level transition risks and opportunities, building upon the World Bank indicator of Transition Risks - Preparedness of Countries for a Low-Carbon Transition, to generate and apply an ongoing indicator for use in financial sector and more widely about country exposure and preparedness for transition risks. This may include integration of such an indicator with the Lancet Countdown on Climate and Health, including applications for renewal grant and exploring additional funding routes for longer-term developments engaging private sector investment risk appraisals. The candidate is expected to work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Nadia Ameli and Prof. Michael Grubb and the other Research Fellows and the PhD students of the team. Funding/post duration information: This post is available from 1 March 2023 and is funded for 6 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available. Contact information: A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Key Requirements

The post holder would be expected to have familiarity with (a) international finance issues including considerations of country risk and multilateral development bank operations, and (b) some knowledge of economic dimensions of energy systems and technologies, specifically including approaches to assessing dynamics of low carbon transitions, with ideally a PhD degree or equivalent experience in relation to relevant fields (e.g. Economics, Statistics, Finance, Energy studies). Skills would include some programming skills, along with good communication, networking and writing skills.

Further Details

Situated within the Bartlett Faculty of UCL (which is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions globally, 3rd in the UK), the Institute of Sustainable Resources is part of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) and provides expert interdisciplinary knowledge, collaborative research and teaching across a wide range of energy and environmental challenges.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee Assistance Programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

To download the job description and person specification, see here: Research Fellow in Transition Finance Indicators of Risks and Opportunities.docx

To apply for this vacancy, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the page.

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 Nadia Ameli: n.ameli@ucl.ac.uk 

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.


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