[Sprurs] Research Fellow position in SPRU – Energy Futures Research

SPRU are recruiting a full-time Research Fellow to work on Energy Futures research in a large EPSRC-funded project, the National Centre for Energy Systems (CESI) led by Gordon Mackerron, for 12 months starting 1 October. Closing date for applications is 8 August 2017 – please forward these details to potential candidates, and circulate through your networks.

As well as working on energy futures the Research Fellow will also work on energy policy, regulation and business models. This will include clarifying the relationship between models, scenarios, pathways and roadmaps in the context of the UK energy system as a whole and assessing the usefulness of different approaches to understanding the operation of the whole energy system.

There will also be research on the policy and regulatory implications of future different scenarios in which the energy system will connect electricity, heat and transport more closely than currently.

The successful candidate will have a background in the analysis of energy systems, including issues of energy policy, regulation and energy-related business models, and should have some technical familiarity, with some of the dozen or so models (e.g. MARKEL, TIMES) that are in widespread use in public policy for energy in the UK.

The candidate should already have (or be about to obtain) a relevant PhD or have equivalent research experience.

The position is fixed term for 12 months, full-time

Salary range: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum

Closing date for applications: 8 August 2017

Expected interview date: 18 August 2017

Expected start date: 1 October 2017

Further details and how to apply: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/research-fellow-in-energy-futures-2321