Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Geography

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Dr Karen Bickerstaff and Dr Catherine Butler. This ESRC Impact Accelerator funded post is available from February to June 2017 and based at the Streatham campus. The project is concerned with analysing and developing strategies for energy demand reduction in the local authority sector. The successful applicant will conduct activities involving desk-based research, liaison with project partners at Devon County Council and qualitative data collection.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant social science PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will ideally have experience of utilising qualitative research methods.

For further information please contact Karen Bickerstaff, email: or telephone: (01392) 723306.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours.

Interviews are expected to take place on 10th January 2017.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P55458 in any correspondence.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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