HIEF funding through the University has provided a short term post in Business Gateway, seconded to the Department of Geography and Planning. The post is about external engagement and requires close working with a range of external companies. We are looking for a student/post-doctorate, ideally between contracts, this is a temporary full-time post, to start ASAP up until the end of June 2013. The post will be at a grade 4 spine-point 14, on a pro rata salary of £19,056 p.a*.
The concept is to work with companies to discover how climate proofed they think they are and how they run through the evidence and decision making process using climate change information. The work is really more social science focused, with Professor Andy Morse’s team providing the climate science back stop. We really want to see how much commercial interests use climate data, where they get it from and the level of their engagement. Obviously we do not want to pry too much on commercially sensitive areas.
Drs Karyn Morrissey and Pete North will provide some support especially at project design from a social science perspective.
We have one or two companies (large multinationals) in mind that the University has already established links. We also have contacts with SMEs.
Further details about the post can be discussed with Andy Morse (A.P.Morse@liv.ac.uk or 0151 794 2879). The post will close, at the latest, on Friday 15th February and interested parties are recommended to get in touch as soon as possible.
* subject to final confirmation