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Research Associate in Energy Demand Reduction Policy

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £38,017 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th April 2021
Closes: 5th May 2021
Job Ref: 150406

School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Energy Research Programme and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). CREDS is a major initiative of the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme. It undertakes globally leading research on energy demand issues and acts as the knowledge exchange hub for the UK energy demand research community.

The overall aim of this work is to examine how policy to reduce demand might be more effectively integrated into energy supply policies. Initially, the focus is on retail energy market design, with the option to expand into other areas. You will develop new ideas, concepts and research methods in the field of energy demand, drawing on economic, public policy, political science, business and management or other relevant frameworks. Specialist knowledge related to energy market design is essential.

The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administration. This involves day-to-day project management, co-ordinating multiple aspects of the work to meet deadlines. You will analyse data from a variety of sources and develop ideas for generating future research income. You will have a good publication record and familiarity with the relevant literature and research. You will have strong communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results. The work will be multi-disciplinary and will involve working collaboratively with Oxford colleagues, the wider CREDS team and external partners, as appropriate.

The role is fixed term until 31 March 2023.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who identify as female or BAME, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 May 2021. Interviews will be held in May 2021.

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