Research Fellow in Earth Observation Ref 21657

School/department: School of Global Studies
Hours: Full-time or Part-time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed term for 39 months.
Reference: 21657
Salary: starting at £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 05 September 2023
Closing date:  26 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: Early October
Expected start date: Early November or soon thereafter

Job description

The Climate Science and Society group at the University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a highly talented and motivated researcher to join our project “strengthening Pastoral Livelihoods in the African Greater horn through Effective anticipatory action (PASSAGE)”. Funded through the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) programme, the project aims to enhance operational early warning and anticipatory action systems for drought risk in pastoralist livelihood systems across Greater Horn of Africa to enhance climate-resilient and sustainable livelihoods, especially for the most vulnerable.

In this exciting role you will be working with our academic, civil society, government, and business partners in the region and engage with a wide network of stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and develop novel approaches in analysing satellite-based earth observation data to monitor and forecast natural resources that are important to pastoralist communities in the region.

The outstanding impact of the research done At the Department of Geography has been recognized to world leading and internationally excellent. Your work within PASSAGE will also have high potential to lead toward substantial impact on the ground. Additionally, within the School of Global Studies you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community of academics and researchers who work passionately for a more sustainable, just, and inclusive world.

Please contact Dr Pedram Rowhani ( for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

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