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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £34,308 to £54,949
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 26th February 2023
Job Ref: EN32754

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is seeking to appoint a Fellow (0.8 FTE ¿ full-time, 18 months) in sustainable finance under The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. Funding for the Fellowship has been secured through a philanthropic donation from Heathrow Airport LtD but academic stewardship of the Programme lies with CISL. The successful candidate will work on integrating transition and physical risks for the UK aviation industry.

This role will be closely affiliated with a flagship initiative run by CISL in partnership with the Whittle Laboratory, the Aviation Impact Accelerator. The AIA's mission is to accelerate the journey to sustainable aviation by developing evidence-based tools and insight that allow people to map, understand, and embark on the pathways towards sustainable flight.

CISL is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy.

The role

The Fellowship builds on research conducted over the last 16 months by Dr Bojun Wang who previously held the title of Prince of Wales Fellow. They will work closely with the Aviation Impact Accelerator team who have developed a whole system model for the aviation sector transition and are working to develop evidence-based insight for stakeholders to inform their decisions and accelerate the sector to net zero

CISL encourages senior researchers to apply for a period of 18 months (extensions subject to availability of funding). Please provide a CV and a short outline of how you would approach the research (250 words maximum) in a cover letter that would be understandable by a general audience. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity as a secondment, you will need to provide evidence of home institutional support post-interview stage.

Key skills and experience

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL's work and our Fellows will be expected to have the following attributes:

  • Sufficient breadth and depth in sustainable finance or aviation to execute research of a high standard;
  • The skills and experience to work independently and manage own workload with limited oversight, while also seeking to foster fruitful collaborations across CISL, the University, and the AIA;
  • The ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development;
  • The creativity and initiative to develop new ideas and the intellectual energy and independent thinking necessary to address questions through research;
  • The skills to build fruitful industry ¿ academic collaborations.
  • Clear enthusiasm for (and experience of) generating opportunities for research impact, including stakeholder engagement
  • Communicate research to a broad audience including but not limited to policymakers, technical experts, industry players, investors and general public.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Human.Resources@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference EN32754 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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