2 PhD studentships + 2 part-time post-doctoral posts at Durham University

 

Two PhD studentships at Durham Anthropology

Two PhD studentships in the dept of Anthropology at Durham University to start in October 2017:

 – Energy and Heritage Conservation: the project will focus on sites of significant conservation challenges that can also be used to promote new energy technologies and practices. Supported by Historic England
– Ethical design for energy systems: The project will examine where and how normative assumptions are embedded in energy systems design and how ethical discourses can be developed to highlight the implications of energy system design. Supported by Ofgem.
Applications should be made through the ‘Northern Bridge’ website below, and project outlines and guidance are attached. Applicants are encouraged to contact the lead academic for the relevant projects prior to making an application.  Deadline for applications 30 June 2017.

We would be very grateful for any assistance in alerting potential students for this urgent call for applications.

Two part-time post-doctoral posts at Durham Anthropology

 Dept of Anthropology and Durham Energy Institute at Durham are pleased to invite applications for two new part-time post-doctoral posts that could be combined into one 3-year post-doctoral fellowship.

One post is a PDRA in energy systems integration. The post is funded through the £20m National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Siemens and Newcastle University. The research fellow will work with Dr Simone Abram applying principles and approaches of Science and Technology Studies to the energy systems modelling process. They will work closely with other centre researchers in assessing the limitations and ethics of energy-systems modelling, exploring solutions to lacunas in whole-system models and assessing the ethical implications of modelling choices for future system-users. This work will contribute to a whole-systems architecture, ensuring that insights from social science and policy analysis are integrated through the centre’s activities. It will draw on the work of the End-Use-Energy-Demand centres across all disciplines. The fellowship will include a period of ethnographic fieldwork on smart grid experimentation.

The other post is to assist in developing case study projects associated with an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance between 4 European universities and partners, in Amsterdam, Prague and Lubljana (people-project.net<http://people-project.net/>). The researcher will report to Dr Simone Abram and Prof Sandra Bell, managing co-creation camps, liaising with industry partners and international partners.

Enquiries should be addressed to Dr Simone Abram at the address below.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBO860/post-doctoral-research-associate-in-anthropology/

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBP199/post-doctoral-research-associate


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