|Salary:||£35,308 to £43,155|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Term: Fixed Term (24 months)
Research Associate/Energy Economist in the Centre for Energy Policy
The Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) at the University of Strathclyde is seeking to recruit a new member of our growing research team. Launched in 2015 under the leadership of the Centre Director, Professor Karen Turner, CEP has an established track record of independent, rigorous and multidisciplinary research, with the aim of generating knowledge and evidence that can play an essential part in identifying economically, socially and politically feasible policy pathways to deliver the Net Zero transition. As part of the School of Government and Public Policy, ranked first across the UK for its research quality in politics and international studies in REF 2021 (where CEP contributed a 4* Impact Case Study), the Centre is committed to achieving real-world impacts.
This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who have a background in economics with an energy and/or climate policy focus and demonstrable interest and experience (PhD and/or some postdoctoral) in using theoretical and applied learning in the wider public policy-facing area of energy and/or climate/net zero policy and relevant market and regulation activity..
As a Research Associate, you will contribute to writing up research work and disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications, presentations and networking at policy events and academic conferences, and non-technical policy briefs, blogs etc.. You will conduct individual and/or collaborative research, contribute to the development of new research methods, identify sources of research and consultancy funding, and contribute to the securing of funds for research and KE activities, including drafting and planning of grant proposals. You will supervise student projects, provide advice to students and contribute to teaching as required by, for example, running tutorials and supervising practical work. You will contribute in a developing capacity to Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions and committees and engage in continuous professional development.
You will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in a discipline relevant to the economic and energy focus of the Centre and/or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in current energy and net zero policy developments and related applied policy research fields. A developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare project proposals. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
Informal enquiries about the post are welcome and can be directed to the CEP Director, Professor Karen Turner (email@example.com).
Formal interviews for this post will be held on 3 May 2023.
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