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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Cambridge Judge Business School leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate at Cambridge Judge Business School within the economics and policy subject group. The post holder will support a new national research centre focused on (i) modelling the economics of the energy system, with a particular emphasis on electricity and heat, (ii) pathways to deep decarbonisation of the economy, and (iii) public attitudes towards energy technologies. The successful candidate will be based within the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Judge Business School in central Cambridge. EPRG is a joint centre of the Faculty of Economics and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. The Research Assistant/Associate is expected to contribute primarily to a programme of work being undertaken as part of an EPSRC-funded national research centre, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre.

We will be involved in all aspects of the Systems & Policy Theme within the Centre working closely with engineering colleagues at Imperial College and economic modelling colleagues at University College London, as well as others across the Centre as necessary. The overarching goal of our component is to improve the economic modelling of options for deep decarbonisation, and, in particular, the decarbonisation of heat in addition to electricity.

You should be educated to PhD level in Economics, Operations Research or other relevant discipline (e.g., public policy, systems engineering, etc). You will ideally have strong quantitative skills, particularly in economic modelling and applied econometrics. You will have knowledge of energy economics and policy and basic knowledge of operations research (e.g., equilibrium models of energy markets), plus a demonstrated ability to design, conduct, analyse and write up survey research. Good time management and planning skills are essential, with an aim to produce relevant academic papers in leading international academic journals.

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years in the first instance.

Successful candidates at Research Associate level who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5) employed on a salary of £28,936 per annum. Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate (Grade 7).

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