Research Assistant – Low Carbon Technologies ref 2947

School/department: School of Business, Management and Economics, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: part time (0.4 FTE/14.6 hours per week)
Contract: fixed term for 5 months 
Reference:  2947
Salary: starting at £28,936 and rising to £32,548 per annum
Placed on: 12 February 2018
Closing date:  19 February 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  
Expected interview date: 1 or 2 March 2018
Expected start date: March 2018

Job description

An opportunity has arisen in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) within BMEC, for a temporary part time Research Assistant to work with Professor Jo Chataway, on developing user led approaches to low cost and low carbon technologies in Kenya, between March 2018 and July 2018.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and systematic in their approach, with excellent analytical and networking skills, and entrepreneurial energy. They will be proficient in the use of standard Microsoft office software, with excellent written and oral communication skills. The position would be suitable for a postgraduate student with research experience in the area of Science and Technology Policy in the context of low and middle-income countries.

The successful candidate will have a Masters level degree in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience and could to be working towards a PhD.  The candidate must have an interest in engaged research and developing links between academics and a range of different stakeholders and a knowledge of LCT issues Sub-Saharan Africa.

For enquiries about the post please contact Professor Jo Chataway,

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 2947) (PDF 118.91KB)

How to apply

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