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Research Officer (Energy Economics)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Location: London
Salary: £38,313 to £46,148 per annum with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2023
Closes: 8th February 2023
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Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Research Officer (Energy Economics)

Salary from £38,313 to £46,148 per annum with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment to October 2024

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications to the above post, a postdoctoral research position at the level of Research Officer. This role is to work on a newly-funded EPSRC project (PATCH) to analyse how a novel thermal energy storage can be integrated into energy systems, focusing on economic feasibility and policy barriers of using the technology to retrofit existing coal-fired plants and turn them into energy storage plants.

Candidates should have, or be about to complete, a PhD in energy/environmental economics or a related field. The appointee will have demonstrable high-level analytical capability with proficiency in modelling and techno-economic analysis, and detailed knowledge of energy systems and technologies, with a strong interest in energy storage and net-zero carbon pathways. A good understanding of China’s energy and climate change policies would be desirable.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email c.xie6@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 February 2023 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

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