Thursday, February 27, 2014

Job at SPRU

Senior Research Fellow in Innovation and Energy Demand
SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research
School of Business, Management and Economics

Full time, Fixed Term for four years (with the possibility of an extension)
Salary range: starting at £46,400 and rising to £53,765 per annum
Expected start date: May 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow to join a new £3.7 million Research Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), led by the Sussex Energy Group (SEG). This full time position is for a period four years, with a possible extension thereafter. The Sussex Energy Group at SPRU is one of the UK’s largest independent energy policy research groups and is a partner in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the UK Energy Research Centre.

The Centre began work in June 2013 and involves an interdisciplinary team of social scientists from the Sussex Energy Group, the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester and the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. The Centre is developing a socio-technical understanding of how ‘low-energy innovations’ emerge, how they diffuse and what impacts they have. These themes are studied through a number of projects from a range of disciplinary angles (e.g. innovation studies, socio-technical transitions, economics) and are linked to wide-ranging stakeholder engagement activities. Topics for the first round of projects include low carbon urban transport, the energy implications of 3D printing, successes and failures in low energy innovation, the diffusion of energy service contracting, achieving low energy non-domestic buildings and rebound effects in UK road transport.

SEG wishes to appoint a highly motivated individual with suitable academic experience to contribute to this wide-ranging research programme. Applications are invited from established researchers with a strong track record in a relevant discipline and expertise in energy and climate policy. The successful candidate will be expected to help shape the Centre’s research programme, design and lead research projects, conduct empirical research, participate in funding bids, engage with stakeholders and contribute to the broader work of the Sussex Energy Group.


No comments:

Post a Comment