Research Associate in Aviation and Climate Change Research

Job Reference : S&E-13191
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 12/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Starting as soon as possible until 31 December 2022

Applications are invited for the above position with an immediate start to:

  • Conduct and disseminate policy-relevant interdisciplinary research on aviation in the context of the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Publish peer-reviewed articles in leading journals
  • Drive the development of new research proposals in relevant areas
  • Conduct and administer knowledge exchange and outreach activities
  • Co-supervise PhD researchers in related areas
  • Support the submission of an impact case-study for REF2021


The post requires an interdisciplinary researcher with a base in the physical sciences who is experienced in conducting policy-relevant climate change research. This role will be responsible for driving the Tyndall Centre’s aviation-focused research activities, working with colleagues to develop a portfolio of funded research activity in this field.

It is expected that the post holder will have a strong publishing track record for their career stage, demonstrable experience in shaping research funding proposals, an aptitude for conducting knowledge exchange and some PhD supervisory experience. The post holder will work closely with the recently appointed Head of School of Engineering who maintains a strong research base within the Tyndall Centre.

The Tyndall Centre conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of energy, decarbonisation and climate change mitigation.

This post will provide the researcher with a direct link to the wider Tyndall Centre Community, the various Tyndall projects, and expect them to be part of a supportive vibrant interdisciplinary team within the University of Manchester.

The role would suit an experienced interdisciplinary post-doc with a physical sciences or engineering background, able to conduct policy-relevant interdisciplinary research and demonstrate excellent communication and engagement skills.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for its commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Alice Larkin


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Description


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.