UCL Energy Institute


The Energy Institute is hiring a Research Fellow in Energy Transitions

1 October 2019

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in Energy Transitions.

Energy transition - Photo by Karsten Wurth on Unsplash

Job summary

The UCL Energy Institute (part of the BSEER School) delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To build, critique and apply system dynamics energy models, and other approaches that can be used in socio-technical energy transitions(STET) modelling. 
  • To complete key tasks and outcomes in the O-STET,NAVIGATE, EnergyRev and UKERC projects, including publishing and disseminating findings. 
  • To be a core member of the energy systems theme of the UCL Energy Institute Location: Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN.

The post is for 24 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available. We would expect the successful candidate to develop their career and contribute to further research proposals in this area.

Key Requirements

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline in behavioural science, economics, business studies, engineering, or another quantitative field of the social or physical sciences.
  • Application of systems thinking to the energy transition challenge; familiarity with energy transition modelling methods in use in academia.
  • Experience in data analysis, relevant programming languages, and software. (Ideally this would include VENSIM as a key analytical environment.)
  • Ability to communicate to key stakeholders in government, industry and wider society.

More information

Closing Date: 21 October 2019 (11.59 pm)
Interview date: 30 October 2019

Find out more and apply

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