Opportunities

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Postgraduate degrees offered by UK universities

Academic and research positions being advertised by UK and international partners

HIF funding now open

At the HIF we aim to support innovation in the humanitarian sector where it's really needed. Through this Call, up to ten small grants of up to £50,000 each will be made available for innovations that address the following:

  • Problem Recognition — These grants are open to any applicant to explore in depth a specific problem, challenge, or opportunity, in relation to the provision of humanitarian aid.
  • Advancing Seed-funded Projects — Available solely to applicants who have already received HIF seed-funding and are looking for the next-stage of funding to further develop their innovation.
  • Project Diffusion — Available solely to previous Development or Implementation grantees, now requiring grant funding for wider adoption of their innovation outside the original setting.

Deadline for applications 10 December 2017. Find out more and apply for HIF funding.

Professorial post in Community Resilience

The Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) at the University of the West of England, Bristol is advertising for a full time Professorial post in Community Resilience. The job reference number is: 1693133.

Deadline for applications is 5 December 2017.

Lecturer in Risk Analysis

  • Joint appointment between UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and UCL Department of Statistical Sciences
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 7 at £38,581–£41,864 per annum or Grade 8 at £43,023–£50,753 per annum. Appointments at either grade currently qualify for an additional market supplement of £7,000 per annum (to be reviewed every 2 years)
  • Application deadline: 25 November 2017
  • The post is open-ended and is available from 1 January 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holder will be expected to pursue research of international quality that enhances, complements and/or extends current activity in the Department of Statistical Science and the Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR). The post-holder should aim to maximise the impact of their research and transfer of knowledge and engage with policy makers and practitioners, in particular taking advantage of London’s unique position as a global hub in finance, health, consulting, engineering and humanitarian assistance. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to teaching courses in the IRDR and the Department of Statistical Science.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should hold, or be about to hold, a PhD or equivalent qualification in mathematics or statistics or a relevant discipline. They will possess a high research profile which includes a track record of international research excellence and publishing in quantitative risk analysis, and the ambition to become a leader in the field. The appointee should have the ability to construct and deliver lecture courses on topics relevant to the needs of the Department and the IRDR and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

UCL operates a Relocation Scheme for newly appointed academic staff who relocate their home to take up their appointment. This includes a relocation supplement of £9,000. The departments will also provide a start-up fund of £6,000, available for the duration of the probation period.

Work with the Start Network

The DFID funded START consortium is looking for an innovative individual with experience of humanitarian financing mechanisms to join the Start Labs Manager to oversee the piloting of new innovative financial solutions that will enable NGOs to respond earlier, faster and more effectively to people in crisis. This post is a maternity cover starting in January for 7 months.

FG IV – Scientific/Technical Project Officer for iRESIST+

A 2 year post-doc position for the Exploratory Research programme Innovative Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the Existing Building Stock is available at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Research grant calls open to UK-based researchers