Knowledge Exchange Researcher (Business and Policy) and Programme Manager, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy (Integrate)

Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 – £48,677 p.a.

Integrate seeks to address a critical problem in the development of sustainable energy systems. Transition to low carbon energy systems is critical to mitigating climate change. Renewable energy sources will play a key role, mainly through their contribution to electricity generation. The approaches to accommodating intermittent renewable generation are excess generation capacity, demand flexibility, energy storage and grid inter-connection. However, electricity markets currently provide insufficient incentives for capacity, flexibility and innovation; therefore, a re-think of regulatory, market and institutional arrangements is required. This programme aims to deliver a framework for understanding technical, social, market and policy requirements for integrating renewables across a wide range of scales and contexts.

In this post, you will be expected to play a leading intellectual role in Integrate, working closely with academics and postdoctoral researchers in the Integrate programme to agree objectives, synthesise insights across the programme and support knowledge exchange activities (e.g. policy briefs, workshops) with policy makers and businesses. You will also be responsible for budget management and work with an administrative assistant on day-to-day management of the programme. Your duties will include researching, including review and synthesis of research studies. You will research, develop and maintain a stakeholder map for the business and policy audiences, and present research at conferences and workshops.

You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with some post-qualification research experience, or equivalent experience in business or the public sector. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, develop funding proposals, and interact with the wider academic, industry, and policy communities. Demonstrable skills and experience in knowledge exchange activities are essential; also familiarity with energy system issues.

This position is full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2021.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 24 April 2019, and interviews will be held in early May 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139907