Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Sustainable Finance
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
is seeking to appoint a Fellow (0.8 FTE - full-time, 18 months) in
sustainable finance under The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship
Programme. Funding for the Fellowship has been secured through a philanthropic
donation from Heathrow Airport LtD but academic stewardship of the Programme
lies with CISL. The successful candidate will work on integrating transition
and physical risks for the UK aviation industry.
CISL is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge
working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable
The Fellowship builds on research conducted over the last 16 months by Dr
Bojun Wang who previously held the title of Prince of Wales Fellow.
The long-term horizon and non-linear nature of climate-related risks make it
inherently challenging to quantify the financial impacts of transition and
physical risks in aviation, even more so when it comes to measuring their
combined effects and interplays holistically. To develop approaches that
encompass both physical and transition risk drivers in the aviation sector and
to work towards estimating the potential financial materiality of climate
change risks in aviation, the Fellow may wish to be guided in their research
by one or more of the following questions:
(i) how to capture feedbacks and interrelationships between physical and
transition risks in an integrated narrative
(ii) how to link qualitative exploratory narratives (i.e. pathways)
with science-based quantitative predictions (i.e. outcomes) to assess
transition and physical risks in the aviation sector?
CISL encourages senior researchers to apply for a period of 18 months
(extensions subject to availability of funding). Please provide a CV, cover
letter and research proposal (500-1,000 words + 100-word summary) that would
be understandable by a general audience. If you wish to be considered for this
opportunity as a secondment, you will need to provide evidence of home
institutional support post-interview stage.
Key skills and experience
Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL's work and our
Fellows will be expected to have the following attributes:
Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to design and execute
research of a high standard;
The skills and experience to work independently and manage own workload
with limited oversight, while also seeking to foster fruitful
The ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and
engage in continuous professional development;
The creativity and initiative to develop new ideas and the intellectual
energy and independent thinking necessary to address questions through
Clear enthusiasm for (and experience of) generating opportunities for
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first
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encourages applications from all sections of society.
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to live and work in the UK.
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge
19 August 2022
2 October 2022