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Research Fellow in Green Transition Financing

University College London - UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 UCL Grade 7 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 25th July 2019
Job Ref: 1812232
 

UCL’s newly established Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose is seeking a Research Fellow in the area of Green Transition Financing to work on one of the IIPP’s core research areas. The position presents an excellent opportunity to contribute to an innovative field of research, and publish and present research findings, participate in the policy debate and contribute to winning research funding.

Situated in a globally top university, IIPP is demonstrating impact and influence, including training the next generation of civil servants, bringing together leading global policy-making institutions, and establishing partnerships to address global challenges.

The appointment is available for 15 months in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may become available.

The Research Fellow will work in the MOBICA project, which explores how the tremendous investments needed for the global structural change towards a low-carbon economy can be financed. This research will build directly on IIPP’s work on the links between sources and quality of finance employed for green innovation, and on the direction of the innovation taking place in the renewable energy industry.

The ideal candidate for the post is an analytical person with knowledge of economics of innovations and knowledge of quantitative database construction and analysis. The appointed candidate will work on writing for academic and policy audiences, conducting econometric analyses of existing large panel datasets, engaging research and policy networks and developing new MOBICA research streams.

They ideal candidate for the post will have or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant discipline.

The key attributes for this role are excellent writing skills for both research and policy, strong and engaging presentation and communication skills, and proven ability with data analysis and related evidence-based methods.

UCL vacancy reference: 1812232       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Please apply via UCL’s online application system. If you have any difficulty with the application process, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at http://bit.ly/1oUfohQ. If you cannot find the answer, please contact iipp-admin@ucl.ac.uk and an appropriate person will respond as quickly as possible. If you have any content or topical questions regarding your application, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Helen Crane, Institute Manager, h.crane@ucl.ac.uk, in the first instance. Submission of your application is final and you will not be able to amend your application or add additional documents once you have pressed ‘Submit’, so please only submit when you are happy that your application is complete. Where no ‘latest time for submission’ is given with the closing date, the latest time for submission will be 2359 hours. Once you have submitted your application you will only be able to amend your personal details, i.e. address, telephone number etc.

Interview:

If shortlisted you will be invited for interview, which will take place shortly after the closing date. The interview format will be shared if shortlisted. You can expect the interview to take 2-3 hours https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/pay-benefits/staff-benefits Terms and Conditions of Service https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/conditions-service-research-teaching-and-professional-services-staff - services-staff

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: Week commencing 02/09/2019

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