Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Brighton, UK

Organization: Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex.

Duties: Support both the Sussex Energy Group as well as the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand. The fellow will examine the political economy and justice implications of low-carbon energy transitions, and also co-lead the research design, analysis, and writing of four case studies of justice and decarbonisation:

Nuclear power in France, solar PV in Germany, electric vehicles in Norway, and smart meters in the UK. Furthermore, the fellow will investigate how smart and digital energy systems influence energy-related user practices (e.g. working remotely, changing leisure patterns) and how those changes may affect energy consumption.

This could examine issues such as diffusion of smart meters, user acceptance of smart homes and potential for teleworking.  They will lastly assist with other outputs examining conceptual and empirical applications of energy transitions and/or energy justice.

Desired qualifications: Desirable criteria include formal research methods training or experience, especially with qualitative case studies, expert interviews, survey design and analysis, systematic reviews, and/or meta-analysis.  Candidates with multi-methods training and experience writing comparative analysis are especially encouraged to apply.

Start and end dates: fixed term until May 30, 2020

Salary/pay: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum

Link to more information: Find out more and apply.

Application deadline: April 13, 2018

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