Research Fellow in Energy Justice Ref 2559

School/department:  School of University of Sussex Business School / SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit
: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).                     
Contract: fixed term until June 2021
Reference: 2559
Salary: starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 21 October 2019
Closing date
: 20 November 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 2 January 2020

Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) is seeking a Research Fellow to assist with the Fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s energy transition (FAIR) project The successful candidate will be based in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School, and will become a member of the Sussex Energy Group, interacting with a dynamic and inspiring community of other energy researchers.

The objective of the FAIR project is to analyse the interlinkages between fuel and transport poverty in the United Kingdom, taking on a combined energy justice and energy vulnerability approach. This is a new project including collaborators from the universities of Sussex, Edinburgh, Liverpool John Moores, Manchester, Oxford and Ulster, as well as external partners Green Alliance, the Energy Saving Trust and Cambridge Econometrics.

The ideal candidate would have a PhD and established track record in the field of energy social science research, or other relevant area. They would have experience in qualitative methods including research interviewing, interviewing vulnerable groups or communities, qualitative data analysis and qualitative data reporting.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mari Martiskainen (

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