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Research Associate in Human-Centred Design: Consumer Engagement with Energy Propositions

Loughborough University - School of Design and Creative Arts

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough, Hybrid
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: REQ240115
 

Part-time 0.8 FTE for 11 months from May 2024.

This position is conditional on the receipt of a firm contract for funding, which is in progress.

The School of Design and Creative Arts is seeking to appoint an experienced researcher in human-centred design. The post-holder will carry out qualitative research on consumer response to novel domestic energy propositions implemented in the real world. These propositions offer innovative energy tariffs to householders with the aim of reducing peak energy demand, enabling increased use of renewables, and supporting consumers to reduce their energy bills.

This UK Government funded project brings together an interdisciplinary consortium of 6 Partners working on consumer engagement with energy tariff interventions including: an energy supplier, a manufacturer and developer of smart energy systems, a local authority and their subcontractor, and academics from two UK Universities.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tracy Ross, t.ross@lboro.ac.uk.

Application closing date is 28 February 2024 at midnight, interviews are planned for week commencing 25 March.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification here.

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