UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


We're hiring: Research Assistant

17 December 2021

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant with Professor Michael Grubb and Dr Nadia Ameli.

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Reference: 1881233
UCL Department / Division: Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position: London
Grades: 6
Hours: Part-Time 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 6 £32,217- £33,958 per annum
Closing Date: 3 January 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

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Duties and Responsibilities

Situated within the Bartlett Faculty of UCL (which is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions globally, 3rd in the UK), the Institute of Sustainable Resources is part of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) and provides expert interdisciplinary knowledge. collaborative research and teaching across a wide range of energy and environmental challenges.

The post combines work on energy, climate change, and finance related to UK and international environmental issue, and the role holder will provide a variety of research support tasks with Prof Michael Grubb & Dr Nadia Ameli, including (a) varied assistance on international research and engagement including the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition programme; b) the WIND project funded by the UK Energy Research Centre, and c) broader support to Prof Grubb’s academic profile and communications for these and related projects, all as indicated in the Job Description.

Responsibilities would include assistance with UCL-led research outputs from the EEIST project and co-ordination with the EEIST Indian ‘Community of Practice’ meetings, and monitoring consortium communications; Data manipulation and analysis involving large datasets (e.g. Bloomberg New Energy Finance, OECD/IEA data) for the WIND project; Assistance with data and information gathering and interpretation for ‘net zero’ strategies in the EU, and assistance with co-ordination and synthesis with similar studies for China and the USA, as well as wider research assistant roles.

The post is available from 01 Jan 2022 and is funded for 0.6 FTE (21.9 hours per week) for 12 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The post holder will have a postgraduate degree in social sciences, economics or energy studies and to have successfully completed quantitative and/or qualitative research projects or dissertation in a relevant field.  Essential skills would include ability to research and extrapolate information using the internet and databases; good computing skills, including MS office packages and databases; good communication skills, both written and verbal; and excellent writing and editing skills, for use within a wide variety of copy types and purposes.

Further details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

The Bartlett & BAME

The Bartlett is committed to increasing the racial diversity of our staff. As part of this effort, we are trialling a scheme to automatically grant interviews to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for a post. If a BME applicant wishes to be considered for the automatic interview scheme they are requested to indicate this on the application under the section where we ask for “any other skills, achievements, experience or information, relevant to the role, which you would like to be considered”.

Closing date: 3 January 2022; 23:59 (GMT)

Interview date: TBC

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