Research Assistant in ICTs and Energy Demand Ref: 3939

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until 31 May 2021.
Reference: 3939
Salary: Starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 22 June 2020
Closing date:  06 July 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: August 2020 or ASAP.

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to contribute to a project on Telecommuting and UK Energy Demand. This project forms part of a broader program of work under the Digital Society theme of the Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS).  

The project will use 18 years of UK National Travel Survey data to estimate the historical impact of telecommuting on UK energy use and carbon emissions. It will examine how the adoption of telecommuting has influenced location decisions, the work and non-work travel of the telecommuter, and the travel patterns of other household members. 

The Research Assistant will undertake data construction, econometric analysis, (including structural equation modelling) and preparation of academic outputs. Depending upon project progress, there may be opportunities for additional follow-up work in this area.

Essential criteria for the post include:

  • Strong econometric skills, including familiarity with Stata
  • Experience with data construction from multiple sources
  • Experience in writing up quantitative research for academic publication 

Please contact Professor Steve Sorrell, for informal enquiries.

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