3 Postdoc Fellowship at SESYNC (USA) on Climate & Health / Disaster in a Warming World / Food Waste (Deadline December 1)

New Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC

https://www.sesync.org/news/fri-2017-10-20-1229/sesync-announces-three-new-postdoc-fellowship-opportunities

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for three new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities: One Postdoc will co-develop a research project to address research gaps on the link between climate change and children’s health, another will study how societies cope with natural disasters, and the third will focus on modeling the environmental impacts of food waste in the U.S. The three opportunities will be for August 2018 through August 2020, and are open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field within the last four years.

The new Fellowship opportunities include the following:

SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship – Ecological Connections: Climate and Health

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Georgetown University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Ecological Connections: Climate and Health.

The Postdoctoral fellow will co-develop a project designed to address critical research gaps on the relationship between the changing environment and children’s respiratory health by building a model based on the synthesis of multiple data sets and a wide range of variables.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based a minimum of three days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland and two days a week at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C and will work with Dr. Laura Anderko of Georgetown as their primary Collaborating Mentor.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 1, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due February 1, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found here.

 

SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship: Coping with Disaster in a Warming World

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Georgetown University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Coping with Disaster in a Warming World.

The Postdoctoral fellow will co-develop a project designed to address critical gaps in our understanding of how societies cope with the sorts of natural disasters that are expected to become more frequent and more devastating in coming decades. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and strength of extreme weather events. This research program would bring together socio-economic data with meteorological and land use data to build a better picture of how individuals and societies make critical decisions both in anticipation and wake of natural disasters.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based a minimum of three days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland and two days a week at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C and will work with Dr. Raphael Calel of Georgetown as their primary collaborating mentor.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 1, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due February 1, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found here.

 

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on modeling the environmental and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States.

Prior studies have measured the environmental impacts of the food system in general, of food waste specifically, or of changes in food consumption patterns based on the dietary guidelines or other trends. This project will contribute to the existing body of knowledge by defining and modeling the environmental, ecological, and economic impacts of food loss and waste across within the U.S. food system to determine how best to prioritize waste reduction efforts.

The Fellow will work in residence at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD and will work with Dr. Mary Muth of RTI as their primary Collaborating Research Mentor.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 1, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due January 15. More information and application instructions can be found here.

The Fellows will join a cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows at SESYNC and will take part in the SESYNC Postdoctoral Immersion Program and other professional development opportunities.

Applications for these opportunities will take place in a two-step process. First, submit a Preliminary Screening Application including a combined PDF of your C.V. and a detailed cover letter. Second, successful applicants will be invited to co-develop a project proposal with a collaborating mentor.

Three Month Placement Opportunity with IRADE in India supporting the Development of a New Energy and Gender Community of Practice in India.

The LCEDN are currently working with Energia on a collaborative programme around questions of gender within energy and international development research. As part of this work, we are supporting the development of a Community of Practice in Energy and Gender in India which is being developed by three organizations who have been working in research projects funded under Energia’s DFID-funded Gender and Energy research programme (IRADe, TERI and M.S. Swaminathan  Research  Foundation).

The placement will be hosted by IRADE in New Delhi. The successful candidate will interact with all three Indian partners (and the LCEDN and Energia) on a regular basis (weekly) and will work on stakeholder mapping and other documentation for the Community of Practice, as well as supporting the development and delivery of the meetings that will be organised from time to time to formalise the Community and Practice.

IRADe as well as the other two Indian partners will provide a stimulating environment for young researchers concerned with development issues and policy analysis. They offer connections with many types of stakeholders ranging from senior decision makers, private sectors, experts and other NGOs.

Profile of the Person we are looking for:

  • Academic background in sustainable energy (PHD/Post-Doc)
  • Exposure/experience with writing project proposals for funding and documentation
  • Experience in Stakeholder Analysis and facilitating meetings
  • We are looking for a sociable, good-humored, dedicated person with exposure to Asian and European environments, who is able to adapt and integrate at high speed into new tasks and teams.

Duration: Three months between January 2018-May 2018 (specific timings to be negotiated).

Stipend: The successful candidate will receive a stipend of 2000 GBP per month, and will also receive a travel expenses stipend up to the value of 1500 GBP.

Application process: To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the candidate profile, to LCEDN@lboro.ac.uk .  The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on 23rd October 2017.

Remuneration – Benefits in kind -Reimbursement of expenses

Researcher will not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the host organization(s).

PhD and postdoc positions at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen

The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen, is currently expanding.

Three PhD positions – Climate and energy transformation

CET is now recruiting three PhD fellows to strengthen the centre’s key research areas. We aim to develop actionable knowledge about societal transformation pathways – strategies for society to decarbonize its energy supply, bring the economy into line with climate and ecological boundaries, and build resilience to changing climates. With a basis in social science, we bring together researchers across disciplinary boundaries in collaboration and knowledge exchange.

We are currently seeking three PhD candidates, each for a period of 4 years, to work within one of the five prioritized research areas for CET:

  • Analyses of policy and market dynamics
  • Integrated modelling of societal transformation pathways
  • Public perceptions and preferences
  • Urban and local governance
  • National-level energy transitions

The candidates hired will have their workplace at the CET floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences building, and will be expected to contribute to making CET a dynamic and productive academic environment.

The positions are not limited to specific disciplines. However, the applicants’ competence, as well as the proposed research, must be relevant to the scope of CET’s prioritized research areas.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent within the fields of climate, energy, transformation, environment, sustainability or social change. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline,
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • An interest in interdisciplinary research, and a demonstrated ability to work with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

If possible, applicants should have discussed their project with a prospective supervisor. Please indicate in the application whether a supervisor has been identified. An advisor agreement is not a prerequisite, but we need to assess the centre’s capacity to supervise the specific project proposed.

The final ranking of applicants may take into consideration the overall balance of CET researchers across disciplines and research areas.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. These duties will be tied to the activities of CET. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training:

As a PhD research fellow you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at UoB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master’s degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master’s education, including a two-year Master’s degree and a Master thesis. It is expected that the topic of the Master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 50 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 436 900,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV, including publications (if any)
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A maximum of 3 publications can be submitted (please upload your master’s thesis or equivalent).
  • Project proposal: A research proposal (5-8 pages) explaining the intended theoretical and/or empirical contributions of the project, as well as methodological foundations and plans for data collection must accompany the application. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 17/11915

Closing date: November 1, 2017

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

 

General information:            

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting CET Director Håvard Haarstad, e-mail havard.haarstad@uib.no, phone +47 55 58 45 81.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to adviser Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen is currently expanding. We are now recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to strengthen the centre’s key research areas. CET aims to develop actionable knowledge about societal transformation pathways – strategies for society to decarbonize its energy supply, bring the economy into line with climate and ecological boundaries, and build resilience to changing climates. With a basis in social science, we bring together researchers across disciplinary boundaries in collaboration and knowledge exchange.

 

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral research fellow for a period of three years to work within one of the five prioritized research areas for CET:

– Analysis of policy and market dynamics

– Integrated modelling of societal transformation pathways

– Public perceptions and preferences

– Urban and local governance

– National-level energy transitions

 

The researcher will have workplace at the CET floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences building, and will be expected to contribute to making CET a dynamic and productive academic environment.

 

The position is not limited to specific disciplines. However, the applicants’ competence, as well as the proposed research, must be relevant to the scope of CET’s prioritized research areas.

 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within the fields of climate, energy, transformation, environment, sustainability or social change, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • An interest in interdisciplinary research, and a demonstrated ability to work with others
  • Experience with academic publication. We expect a significant record of international publications.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

If possible, applicants should have discussed their project with a prospective mentor at the University of Bergen or otherwise connected to CET. Please indicate in the application whether a mentor has been identified. This is not a prerequisite, but we need to assess the centre’s ability to provide a stimulating academic environment for the postdoctoral research fellow.

 

Potential candidates will be invited to the department for an interview, and might be asked to hold a trial lecture in a given topic.

 

The final ranking of applicants may take into consideration the overall balance of CET researchers across disciplines and research areas.

 

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is three years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

 

It is a requirement that the project can be completed in the course of the period of employment.

 

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 57-60 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 490 900 – 517 700,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
  • Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A project proposal (6-8 pages) explaining the intended theoretical and/or empirical contributions of the project, as well as methodological foundations and plans for data collection. Applicants should include a plan for dissemination (academic and non-academic). The proposal should also include a budget for data collection or fieldwork.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV, including list of publications.
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • Up to five scientific publications.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

 

The application has to be marked with: 17/12091

 

The closing date is November 1, 2017

 

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

 

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting CET Director Håvard Haarstad, e-mail havard.haarstad@uib.no, phone +47 55 58 45 81.

 

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to adviser Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

 

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

 

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

 

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

Research Fellow (Distributed Ledgers and Decentralised Energy in Sub Saharan Africa)

University of Edinburgh – College of Arts, Humanities and Soc Scis

Working in Kenya, Tanzania and/or Uganda you will use ethnographic, human centred, participatory and collaborative methods to document and analyse the data practices of pay-as-you-go solar energy companies and customers to understand how data on the generation and consumption of solar energy is produced, transacted, valued and trusted. You will have an appropriate degree, normally a PhD, in social anthropology, politics or human geography, and typically two years relevant research experience including field based qualitative research on the digital economy in East Africa.

This full time, fixed term post is available for 35 hours per week from January 2018 for 16 months.

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on Monday 9th October 201

More info HERE

Postdoc in Energy History (2 years) Apply before September 20 2017

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Built Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of ten schools at KTH. We employ about 700 people and we have about 3 000 students. We have a unique breadth of subject range where we educate and research on future society, about how cities, buildings and infrastructure should be designed and built. On how to create a good living environment for people while taking into account environmental, energy, economic and social factors. We are proud of the good relations we have with industry and other players in the world.

Research and education at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment focus on technological change from a historical perspective. A starting point is that technology and science are cultural phenomena that shape and affect conditions for life on earth. Equally fundamental to our work is the idea that historical studies are crucial for understanding present situations as well as future developments

Job description

The post-doctoral researcher will be part of a dynamic research environment with a long track record in energy studies and in which historical studies are seamlessly integrated with studies with a more present-day focus.

Funded by the STandUp for Energy-strategic research programme (www.standupforenergy.se), the post-doc will further play an important part in strengthening the historical and societal dimension of KTH’s energy-oriented research.

The post-doc will carry out research about the history of energy supply. Within this broad frame, the post-doc will have considerable flexibility in defining his or her own research focus.

The post-doc may also be asked to participate, on a smaller scale (10-20%), in teaching and tasks of a more administrative character.

Qualifications

The successful applicant holds a PhD in history, STS, innovation studies or a related field. The PhD degree shall have been obtained within the last three years. Very good English skills are a must, since the post-doc will be working in a multi-cultural research environment and will be expected to publish in English. Earlier experience with energy-historical research is a plus.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Brief research statement with a description of your research so far and future research goals and interests
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Names and addresses of two or more reference persons

Please observe that all the documents above should be in English (or for official documents possibly in Swedish).

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2017-1741
Contact
  • Per Högselius, Universitetslektor, +46 8 790 8515
  • Sabine Höhler, Avdelningschef, +46 8 790 8741
Published 31.Aug.2017
Last application date 20.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

link to application here

Placement of 20 energy-SSH early-stage researchers into 10 Horizon 2020 energy projects

Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (SHAPE-ENERGY) is a €2m investment through the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Specifically, it represents a new European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH). Energy-SSH has played less of a role to date in shaping (European) energy policy than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In funding this project, the European Commission is supporting better integration of energy-SSH into the policy process. SHAPE-ENERGY is running for two years (from 1 February 2017), and is co-ordinated by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK).

Through the ESR programme, ENTPE will manage the placement of 20 energy-SSH early-stage researchers into 10 Horizon 2020 energy projects. Working in pairs (2 researchers per project) they will support the project coordinators, over 2-4 week placements, to identify ways in which SSH can be embedded in their remaining deliverables.

These placements are an opportunity for host and interns to reflect on how to help social sciences and humanities work become embedded into existing energy initiatives to maximise impact.

PhD researchers could for example:

  • undertake additional analysis of collected data;
  • reach out to SSH researchers who may be interested in the project;
  • interview project partners to help evaluate the project;
  • assist with events, and talk to stakeholders about their engagement with the project;
  • attend consortium meetings, and observe cross-partner working.

The 20 placements will take place between September and December 2017. Travel bursaries (1.030€ for travel & accommodation) will be provided to facilitate the involvement of ESRs. It is still time to apply and several European projects on energy are waiting for contact to work with PhD students in SHS!

For more information please contact Dr. Delphine Burguet (delphine.burguet@entpe.fr) and Dr. Nathalie Ortar (nathalie.ortar@entpe.fr).

Permanent Sustainability Research Fellow opportunity

Permanent Sustainability Research Fellow opportunity

The Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK) is looking to recruit a new permanent Research Fellow, who will bring a strong portfolio of research to complement the existing work of our collaborative and interdisciplinary institute. Whilst the post-holder will join at Research Fellow level, the career ladder will allow for subsequent progressions to Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Fellow/Reader, and Professor. Details are available here.

Since the GSI was established in 2011, it has built a reputation for high impact publications across a broad range of sustainability issues. We are part of the £6m ESRC Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, have won grants from five of the seven UK research councils (ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC, BBSRC, NERC), are currently leading three EU projects (e.g. SHAPE ENERGY) as well as contributing to others (e.g. MEDEAS), and also received recognition for world-leading research and impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The GSI has three research themes (Consumption & Change; Education for Sustainability; Global Risk & Resilience), and the new post-holder will have the opportunity to work within, across and/or between these themes. The backgrounds of our academic staff are diverse and encompass economics, geography, international relations, psychology, sociology, science and technology studies, environmental social science, climate change, mathematics and computer modelling.

The closing date is 10 September 2017. Interviews will take place on 4 October 2017. Informal enquiries before application are welcome.

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Energy & Social Science

Interdisciplinary Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Energy & Social Science

University of Edinburgh – College of Science and Engineering

University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Energy & Social Science. We seek to recruit an outstanding candidate with an excellent, international research profile to join the Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute and complement our existing expertise on the social and societal aspects of energy transitions. We are looking for an outgoing and collegiate candidate to further bolster the School of Geosciences’ reputation as a key contributor to energy related research and knowledge exchange across campus, the city of Edinburgh, Scotland and the UK. This post provides the candidate with opportunities to participate in a vibrant and growing research community (the cross-college Energy & Society Research Group), pursue knowledge exchange activities through the award-winning Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, collaborate on large-scale projects (e.g. the UoE Zero-Carbon Climate Plan; Edinburgh/SE Scotland City Region Deal; Research Councils UK’s Energy Programme and Global Challenges Research Fund) and develop a research-informed teaching portfolio (e.g. on our MA in Human Geography and our new MSc in Energy, Society and Sustainability).

We are looking for a candidate with a proven ability to work across disciplinary boundaries and with stakeholders from government, industry and/or civil society.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, have teaching experience and a publication record commensurate with career stage.

Presentations and Interviews will take place on 2nd & 3rd October 2017.

This is full time and open-ended post which is available from 1st of January 2018 or earlier if possible.

Salary: Lecturer UE08 £39,324 – £46,924 per annum / Senior Lecturer UE09 £49,772 – £55,998 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 31st August 2017 at 5pm (GMT)

More details here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDF997/interdisciplinary-lecturer-or-senior-lecturer-in-energy-and-social-science/

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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