We are looking for a two-year postdoc to join our team from autumn, to work in the area of policy for inclusive and sustainable energy use. The work is positioned within the broad theoretical fields of social science energy studies, gender and energy, and sustainable energy transitions. The candidate will evaluate existing policy frameworks, propose new data collection instruments and provide recommendations for policy.
The position is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and part of a Task within the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy users. You will be part of the Chalmers’ team that is leading the Task, and contribute to primarily two subtasks of the overall collaboration. First, undertaking comparative institutional and policy analysis in Sweden and other countries that are part of the task, and second, methodological development with a focus on household survey design and implementation. You will also support a scoping study on the state-of-the-art in gender and energy policy, and engage in interdisciplinary exchanges with researchers from all six research teams. The Task has a shared basis in intersectional gender theory, and involves social scientists and engineers. Research is transdisciplinary with emphasis on stakeholder interaction and dialogue. The aim is to identify and contribute to best practice in research and policy making. In this collaborative environment, you will contribute own skills and expertise, and acquire additional skills and knowledge, not the least on how to bridge disciplinary boundaries and communicate effectively with stakeholders outside academia.
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