Opportunities

Current Vacancies

Location: University of Strathclyde

Contract Duration: 3 years

Deadline: 28/02/2024

Overview

This PhD project aims to develop applied policy analysis on the effectiveness of fuel and transport poverty policy response in the UK. Assessment of policy impacts in tackling fuel and transport poverty remains understudied and comparative policy analysis in the area is very limited. Filling existing gaps in the literature, contributing to the assessment of policy impacts and development of comparative policy analysis, will help enable a just transition to low carbon heat and mobility in the UK.

Location: University of Strathclyde

Contract Duration: 3 years

Deadline: 28/02/2024

Overview

The aim of this project is to analyse the effectiveness of the current policy actions promoting residential energy efficiency improvement and identify the economy-wide implications of different actions to address barriers to the adoption of efficiency improvement measures. The successful candidate must be available to start study on 1 April 2024 at the latest.

Location: University of Birmingham

Contract Duration: Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to June 2028

Deadline: 17/03/2024

Overview

As an Engagement, Impact and Policy Manager you will play a key role in leading impact and engagement activities for a £15M 5-year programme on energy demand research. You will facilitate knowledge exchange across the research institutions, engaging and disseminating findings to external stakeholder partners including the general public and policymakers, as well as monitoring and facilitating impact. This involves working with research partners, academia, industry, policy, NGOs and the media. The post-holder has a key role on the Centre’s Operations team to ensure impact is realised across the Centre’s geography.

As the UKRI’s flagship £15 million investment in energy demand research and led from Sussex University, the Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC) has a key role in providing evidence on actionable solutions for energy demand reduction across different sectors. EDRC is interdisciplinary, covering expertise in technological, social, economic, business and policy aspects.

Location: University of Leeds

Contract Duration: 3.5 years

Deadline: 25/03/2024

Overview

Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of EDRC, we welcome applicants with a wide range of academic backgrounds including social sciences, engineering and natural sciences who have a passion for understanding how to accelerate the transition towards a zero carbon economy through enabling a profound reduction in energy demand. Several potential PhD topics are suggested but these should be seen to be indicative and applicants are encouraged to bring forward their own ideas for topics.