School/department: University of Sussex Business School / Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: full time Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 14 months
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 28 June 2021
Closing date: 12 July 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: w/c 19 July 2021
Expected start date: September or October 2021
The Sussex Energy Group, within the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School, are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions to work with Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Professor Adrian Smith, and Dr Mari Martiskainen and teams on two projects: the Centre for Research Into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) funded project Fuel and Transport Poverty in the UK’s Energy Transition (FAIR), and the ESRC / JPI SOLSTICE funded project Responsive Organising for Low Emission Societies (ROLES).
The Research Fellow will organise workshops, focus groups and undertake interviews with a range of research participants including policy makers, regulators, energy suppliers, advocacy groups, and householders. They will analyse interview and focus group data using qualitative data analysis methods; contribute to writing academic journal papers, policy briefings and blog posts; and present research findings to key audiences.
Essential criteria for the post include:
- A PhD in a related area (e.g. energy social science research or other relevant social science research)
- Knowledgeable about themes in energy justice, energy poverty and/or power in relation to energy studies
- Good general knowledge about UK energy policy
- Proven ability to organise, undertake and analyse systematically in-depth qualitative interviews with a range of policy, practitioner and lay subjects to academic and ethical standards
- Experience organising workshops with policy, practitioner and lay participants, and documenting and analysing workshops
- Ability to write reports and blogpost for non-academic audiences, particularly policy-makers and think tanks
Please contact Prof Benjamin Sovacool (B.Sovacool@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.
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