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Research Assistant/Associate (0.5FTE) in Green Growth Policy Team

The closing date for applications is 27 March 2017.

Salary: Research Assistant: £24,775–£28,695; Research Associate: £28,695–£37,394

Part Time/Fixed Term (to 30 November 2019)

Vacancy reference number EN11280

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is looking for an exceptional and independent researcher who has an understanding of the broad range of socio-economic issues related to climate change and international climate change policies. They should have achieved or demonstrated a potential to achieve international recognition for their research. The post holder will be a confident communicator (both written and verbal), who is able to develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including policy makers and business leaders as well as academics.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research as a member of the CISL team for the EU funded H2020 project COP21 RIPPLES (COP21: Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies). CISL’s role in the project explores socio-economic consequences of transition pathways to a low carbon economy: green growth, employment and income distribution.

This post, hosted at CISL, would suit an early career post-doctoral researcher with an academic background in economics or other social science field but with interest in multi-disciplinary whole system research approaches and applications. The post holder will work under the supervision of Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi at CISL.

CISL builds strategic leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges. For a quarter of a century, we have brought leaders together to acquire new knowledge and understanding, to gain fresh perspectives, and to share insights into tackling the complex and interconnected set of social and environmental challenges faced by society.

We contribute to the University of Cambridge’s leadership position in the field of sustainability via a portfolio of executive programmes, business platforms and strategic engagement, informed by world-class thinking and research from the University and other partners. Our leadership network consists of more than 5,000 alumni from leading global organisations and an expert team of Fellows, Senior Associates and staff.

CISL is an institution within the University’s School of Technology. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron of CISL and we are a member of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which His Royal Highness is President.

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and will be expected to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

  • Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Economics or in a related field or have equivalent work experience in the public or private sector
  • Research experience in climate change economics, economic inequality or in a related field
  • Ability to work in a team under supervision as well as independently. Good communication and networking skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Ability to write reports and presentations

The following attributes are desirable:

  • Record of academic publications
  • Good programming and economic/E3 modelling skills
  • Good communication and networking skills and ability and willingness to travel to project meetings and dissemination activities
  • Good understanding of international climate change policies and politics
  • Good understanding of energy-environment-economy (E3) linkages
  • Good understanding of climate change economics and economics (including income distribution and equity) in general
  • Ability to generate new ideas and think independently

To submit an application please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages (research):

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 27 March 2017.

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