JBA Trust


3 Year Enterprise-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. CGE 9

Providing client services for air quality

Poor air quality is a global threat to human and ecosystem health, and climate change is projected to exacerbate air quality problems through meteorological changes. Many air quality pollutants may also contribute to climate change themselves, making this a problem with potential win-win solutions for climate and health.

In this doctoral research project you will work with climate scientists and the JBA Trust, developing new methods and tools to communicate climate change and air quality risk to national/international stakeholders. You will need a good first degree in a natural sciences discipline, commercial awareness and a willingness to develop scientific computing skills.

Collaborative Partners

This doctoral research project will be supervised by Lancaster University and JBA Trust. The JBA Trust was created in 2011 as an independent charity that supports research and promotes the growth of knowledge and skills in environmental risk management, especially in the water environment. The Trust works with leading academic researchers, NGOs, charities and the JBA Group of companies providing greater understanding of water management and in the flood risk management community.

The Trust has supported opportunities through placements and internships and post-graduate opportunities through provision of technical expertise and financial bursaries for MSc and PhD researchers.  The Trust works to help with knowledge exchange, sharing best practice and providing understanding and resources for relevant professions.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will receive £15,000 tax free per year, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,121/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,085/year to £12,964/year), become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D, and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. This post is subject to confirmation of European Union funding.


Application Deadline

2nd October 2016

Provisional interview date of 4th October with a view to starting the project in Autumn 2016.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctiral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.