RA – Energy Policy Research Group (Fixed Term)


£26,243 – £39,609 p.a.

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The Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School is the leading energy economics research group in Europe. We are looking to appoint a Research Associate within the economics and policy subject group. The Research Associate will support a national research centre focused on (i) modelling the economics of the energy system, with a particular emphasis on electricity and heat, (ii) pathways to deep decarbonisation of the economy, and (iii) public attitudes towards energy technologies. The postholder will be based within the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG).

The Research Associate will be expected to contribute primarily to a programme of work being undertaken as part of an EPSRC-funded national research centre, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC). The EPRG will be involved in all aspects of the Systems & Policy Theme within the Centre working closely with engineering colleagues at Imperial College and economic modelling colleagues at University College London, as well as others across the Centre as necessary. The overarching goal of EPRG’s component is to improve the economic modelling of options for deep decarbonisation, and, in particular, the decarbonisation of heat in addition to electricity.

A PhD in a related area such as energy economics, techno-economic modelling, applied economics, operations research or systems engineering is essential and additional knowledge or background in adjacent areas such as energy and climate policy or econometrics is not necessary but would be desirable. In addition, good writing skills and attention to detail are important to complete project tasks. The candidate will work closely with researchers at Imperial College and UCL, but they should be able to work independently and may also contribute to other aspects of the work of EPRG.

This is a fixed term appointment for one year in the first instance. We anticipate that the new starter will commence employment on or around 2 September 2019.

Further details and apply here.