EPRG Research Associate on the Future of the Electricity Distribution System Operator (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School

Cambridge Judge Business School leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG, www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk) is based at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. The group has broad expertise in economics, technology policy and political science and their research is focused on the electricity and energy industry. The core research discipline of the group is economics, within a framework that encourages collaboration between experts from different academic traditions, drawing on insights from engineering, political science and law. The group is supported by the research councils, philanthropic foundations, as well as by industry stakeholders via their Energy Policy Forum (EPF).

We are seeking to employ a Research Associate to work on the future organisation of the electricity distribution system under the transition to a low carbon electricity system (80 per cent) as well as assisting the group in delivering the contractual and other commitments to its internal and external stakeholders (20 per cent).

You should be educated to PhD level in economics or other relevant discipline. The ability and interest to do literature reviews, surveys, interviews and case studies is essential. You will also have the ability and interest in working closely with energy companies and regulators around the world to understand the emerging role of the distribution system operator (DSO), thus excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. A working understanding of the organisation of the electricity system is desirable as well as a strong quantitative background. The post holder should have advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other statistical/mathematical software. Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills, with a commitment to delivery are prerequisite for this role. Research experience or consultancy work in energy/climate related topics is a strong advantage. You should be driven and committed, demonstrating initiative and self-motivation.

This is a fixed term appointment for one year in the first instance, with a possible starting date in October or soon after that.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14718. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor Michael Pollitt (m.pollitt@jbs.cam.ac.uk).

Further information about the Energy Policy Research Group is available from the website: www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 29 September 2017.

Please quote reference NS13068 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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