Calleva Centre two-year Postdoctoral Research Associates on the Project – Climate change: Effects and solutions


We are seeking two qualified and highly motivated individuals for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts investigating Climate change as a dangerous threat to human welfare. The project aims to develop more robust climate models using cutting-edge econometric methods focusing on policy analysis. It will achieve this by linking empirical feedbacks between greenhouse gas emissions and socio-economic processes, showing the commonalities and differences between the physical and statistical approaches.

Post 1: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Net Zero Policy Evaluation.

The individual will work on designing, implementing and evaluating a policy framework for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Magdalen College’s own net zero strategy can be used as the test bed.  The post holder will design policies to help meet the net zero target and establish methods to assess and evaluate against the stated goals.

Post 2: Postdoctoral Research Associate on Global Threats due to Climate Change.

The individual will work on global threats due to climate change. The post holder will develop and/or apply empirical methods to augment climate-economic research, building a research agenda which could encompass modelling greenhouse gas impacts on climate and modelling dangerous tipping points from melting tundra, massive sea-level rise from ice-sheet collapse, and very extreme weather events.

We are looking for outstanding candidates with well-developed expertise in one or more aspects of the project (econometrics, climate science, policy design and evaluation). Appointees will need a proven track record in the independent management of a discrete area of a research project and of working as part of a larger team to address shared goals.

The location of the job will be in Oxford.

The appointments will be made on grade 7 of University Salary Scale, currently £34,308 -£46,047 p.a. and be made for two years in the first instance. There may be the possibility of extending for one further year subject to future funding.

Application forms and further particulars, can be found on the Magdalen College Vacancies page. Please specify which of the two posts you are applying to. If you wish to apply to both posts only one application is needed and please specify this in your cover letter.  The covering letter, completed application form and research paper should be emailed to by 12 noon (UK time) on Tuesday 11th April 2023.