Lecturer in Climate Physics and Earth Observation | POGO

Lecturer in Climate Physics and Earth Observation

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Department of Physics, Imperial College London.


This is a permanent appointment at Lecturer Level, based in the Department of Physics and co-sponsored by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change for an initial 5-year period.



As a further development in the College's work in Climate Physics and Earth Observation, the goal of this post is to use Earth Observation to improve fundamental scientific understanding of key processes and to support improved modeling of both the climate system and the wide array of potential impacts of a changing climate. Other possible areas of Earth Observation interest are the establishment of global monitoring and management systems in a variety of areas, such as emissions verification, monitoring of forest carbon stocks and flood and drought risk management systems.


The successful candidate would be expected to identify opportunities in environmental change. In particular, he or she will develop linkages with the Department of Life Sciences and the Grantham Institute, and will be involved in the European-sponsored Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in Climate. The post is central to the Grantham Institute’s programme of research and will strengthen and expand that within the Department of Physics. The post-holder would be responsible for his/her research programme, for appropriate administrative tasks, and for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


A good honours degree and a PhD in a relevant subject area, or equivalent level of professional qualification and experience, is essential. Candidates must have a growing international reputation for research and innovation in Climate Physics and Earth Observation, underpinned by proven evidence of independent original research activity and high quality published work in international peer-reviewed journals. Candidates are expected to demonstrate significant research potential, and the potential to raise significant external research funding required from UK and EU sources, in order to maintain and enhance the College's leading research activities in Climate Physics and Earth Observation. Awareness and understanding of the key issues in the area of Climate Physics and Earth Observation, as well as research interests in climate change policy are also essential. Previous experience of teaching Physics at undergraduate and postgraduate level would be beneficial. The postholder must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.  


Closing Date: 11 March 2013  (midnight GMT)


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