UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Jobs and Fellowships

Working in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, you will be part of a vibrant, multidisciplinary, world class research team. Current job and fellowship opportunities are listed:

Job opportunities:


Externally funded fellowships:

We welcome candidates who wish to apply for an externally funded research fellowship with UCL IRDR as their host. Contact us if you wish to pursue this further

IRDR Research Fellowships:

Following successful UCL IRDR research fellowships that ran from 2012 until 2016, we will launch another IRDR research fellowship during 2017/18. Full details will be posted soon. 

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP invites applications for three postdoctoral fellowships (PDFs) to be based within departments at the partner institutions within the DTP: University College London, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of East London. Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. The PDF call forms part of ESRC's strategy to supporting early career researchers and will be delivered through the national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT and who are within 12 months of having completed their PhD. At the submission deadline, the applicant must either have been awarded a PhD or have submitted their thesis and passed their viva voce with minor corrections, with the expectation that the PhD will be awarded by the fellowship start date. Call specification, FAQs, and a form showing the required content of applications are available on the UBEL website (see the link at https://ubel-dtp.ac.uk/). All applicants must submit a completed proposal including the required attachments to the DTP (via our online portal) by 16.00 on 23 March 2018. The DTP will peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC by the end of June 2018. The full list of DTPs and CDTs who are eligible to receive proposals and award fellowships can be found here: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/skills-and-careers/postgraduate-careers/early-career-researchers/
  • For queries on the process at the UBEL DTP, please contact ubel-dtp@ucl.ac.uk. For queries regarding other DTPs and CDTs, please contact them directly. Applications are welcome from eligible candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other personal characteristic.