Research Associate in Climate Policies – Institute for Sustainable Resources

UCL Department / Division   Institute for Sustainable Resources

Grade   7
Hours   Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)   £32,055 to £38,744 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is a new UCL Institute established with the help of a grant from BHP Billiton. It mission is to generate knowledge to promote the globally sustainable use of natural resources. It does this by employing its own staff and by acting as a forum and coordination mechanism for UCL staff in different departments working on resource and environment issues, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. Thus it seeks to bring together multidisciplinary teams, providing critical mass and capacity for large projects. 
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to undertake research, dissemination and coordination activities related to the CECILIA2050 project and, as appropriate, within and in support of the overall research programme of UCL ISR. The CECILIA2050 (Choosing Efficient Combinations of Policy Instruments for Low-carbon development and Innovation to Achieve Europe’s 2050 climate targets) is a ten-institute FP7 European project, starting on September 1st 2012, of which UCL is a partner. 
This is therefore an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the Institute’s core research programme and help to influence policy development in this area at both European and EU Member State level. 
The post is initially funded for 36 months.
Key Requirements
The ideal candidate is someone with proven research skills, and high-level written and oral communication expertise and organising and administration abilities. The post-holder who will carry out research for the project CECILIA2050 is an analytically acute person with a keen and established interest in multi-disciplinary and policy-relevant research related to climate change and the economy. The appointee will also have a passion for the whole subject of sustainable resource use and a determination to undertake rigorous policy-relevant research in this area and achieve effective and impactful dissemination of its results. The successful candidate will have a good (First, Upper Second or Distinction) first and higher degree in any social or natural science subject that can be shown at interview to have relevance to climate policy.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. 
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Rosanna Seels, (email: or tel: 020 3108 5906) 
If you wish to discuss this appointment informally, please contact the Institute Director, Professor Paul Ekins (email: or tel: 020 3108 5990)

Closing Date   30 Sep 2012
Interview date   Week commencing 15th October 2012

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