Research Associate (Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation)

Job Reference : S&E-14498
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 30/09/2019
Salary : £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020

Crises result from the intersection between the natural world and society, engulfing societies in complex interacting social, environmental, engineering, financial, and political system failures. A crisis resulting from a natural disaster is not merely natural, but also depends upon how those disasters impact society because of weaknesses in physical and social infrastructure, often a combination of multiple and interdisciplinary factors. The Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation (CCSM) is a newly formed centre within the University of Manchester Research Institutes with the goal of bringing together diverse researchers from across the university to address the problem of crises from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Our members cut across disciplinary boundaries and encompass all faculties and most schools, harnessing Manchester’s world-class expertise in humanitarian and conflict response, environmental hazards, risk assessment of infrastructure, water supplies during disasters, resilient energy networks, urban environments and governance, agricultural economics, medical delivery in disaster areas, migration and refugee movements, forensic studies, and decarbonisation. 


As part of this new centre, you will be involved in performing interdisciplinary research on a pilot research project developed by you and a subset of CCSM members.  By the end of this 6-month project, you will have developed some kind of tangible output with the members such as a peer-reviewed submission, grant proposal, or review article.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The Department holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  


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: Professor David Schultz


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.