Contract Type: Fixed-term for 33 months
Closing Date: 8th November 2020
Are you interested in community energy and its potential to deliver a global transition to sustainable energy? We are seeking applications from experienced, motivated individuals who wants to facilitate a just transition to low carbon energy.
The Research Associate will join a vibrant team working on how community energy can contribute to sustainable energy transitions in East Africa. The project CESET is led by Professor Castán Broto at the Urban Institute and funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund until 2024. CESET’s team members are based across universities in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique and the UK. The RA will work closely with the team members. In addition to supporting CESET’s team project development and communication, the RA will engage with the establishment of a community energy laboratory in Maputo, in partnership with the University Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique.
The job will suit a researcher with an emerging track record of research in community energy and energy transitions. The project borrows ideas from feminist political ecology and science and technology studies. A cornerstone of the project is the deployment of an intersectional perspective on community energy. Experience of ethnographic research methods and/or coproduction of urban services will be an asset. You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area (for example: human geography, environmental studies, environmental politics, urban studies, development studies).
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.
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