Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Warning Systems (0.60FTE)

About us

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) seeks to appoint one Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to conduct original research, research application, and public engagement as part of an EU Horizon project titled ‘The Human-Tech Nexus – Building a Safe Haven to cope with Climate Extremes ’ (or The HuT for short). This is a part-time (0.6FTE) appointment for a period of 3 years continuously, available from 01 October 2023 until the project end date of 30 September 2026.

STS is an academic unit within UCL, with research and teaching areas in science policy, science communication, history of science, and philosophy of science. The original call for The HuT project can be viewed here .

About the role

The project’s main ambition is to promote a set of trans-disciplinary risk management tools and approaches that could be adopted and used in as many situations as possible. Specific attention will be devoted to assessing the transferability of the developed innovations across territorial contexts and hazards. Key objectives of the project include:

  • Fast-track implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) solutions
  • Improve implementation of human-centric DRR activities
  • Develop and transfer DRR solutions
  • Streamline the transferability and the scaling up of the DRR solutions

UCL is leading Work Package 2 ‘Human Behaviours’ that focuses on the analysis of human-centric DRR activities in order to provide better long-term adaptation strategy and resilience building capacities. Specifically the UCL Warning Research Centre (an interdepartmental centre between STS and the Instutite of Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR)) is shaping up the work around warnings, science communication, science engagement, and education.

About you

The job’s purpose is original research, research application, and public engagement in order to fulfil UCL’s tasks and deliverables within project’s objectives:

  • Examine how warnings and warning systems can support human-centric disaster risk reduction activities for extreme climate events.
  • Contribute to robust decision support tools for multi/systemic risk policy making, focusing on warnings and warning systems.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit our Rewards and Benefits page to find out more.

As part of your application, please submit a CV (maximum length: three A4 pages), a list of scientific and non-scientific publications (no length limit), and a supporting statement (maximum length: four A4 pages).

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Dr Carina Fearnely () or Prof Ilan Kelman ().

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.

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