The School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is seeking to fill four positions in “Climate Mitigation Policies, Air Quality and Health” (Starting October 2023):
This 2-year research fellow will develop greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emission inventories for the West Midlands region using local activity data. The post-holder will also be required to apply inversion modelling to estimate CO2 and air pollutant emissions based on observations. Future emissions will be simulated by considering policy interventions on top of the existing SSP scenarios. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DAE231/research-fellow-1-heal-nz
This 3-year post will collect real-world air quality and greenhouse gas observational data to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of climate mitigation actions in the West Midlands to support policy decisions. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DAE238/research-fellow-2-heal-nz
This 3-year post will work closely with other researchers and stakeholders within the Heal-NZ project to apply air quality, machine learning and/or health economics models for improving understanding on the air quality and health impacts of Net Zero policies, and to translate the science evidence into policymaker-friendly reports and briefing documents. The postohlder may be seconded to regional and/or local authorities to support their policymaking processes. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DAE359/research-fellow-impact-fellow-heal-nz
We seek a highly motivated project manager to join the Wellcome Trust-funded project: “A Health-centred Systems Approach towards Net-Zero: Transforming regional climate mitigation policies (Heal-NZ)”. To support Research Project delivery, Project Boards, workstreams and working groups within an overall project. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DAE372/project-manager-heal-nz
Applications close from 21 to 25 June 2023 (depending on the positions).
The positions are part of the recently funded Wellcome Trust project “A Health-centred Systems Approach towards Net-Zero: Transforming regional climate mitigation policies (Heal-NZ))” which aims to transform regional Net-Zero policy solutions by adopting a health-centred systems approach. To this aim, Heal-NZ brings together scientists from a range of disciplines (including social science, climate, air quality, health and economics) from the Universities of Birmingham, Surrey, and York, and stakeholders from West Midlands Combined Authority, Defra, Birmingham City Council, Clean Air Fund, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Coventry City Council, Solihull Council, Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants, and WSP in the UK to develop new tools and science understanding. Heal-NZ is a transdisciplinary collaboration network involving 25 investigators and stakeholders, 10 researchers and a project manager.