UUCN were sent the below opportunity to share with academics:
We are looking for three 0.5 FTE policy research fellows who will use a multi and cross disciplinary approach to synthesise, validate, and draw on relevant research outcomes spanning a range of application sectors, to inform policy, practice and business solutions that meet Net Zero targets. We are looking for applicants with (or who are nearing completion of) a PhD in a relevant research area.
They will be based within UCL Engineering, reporting to Professors Jeremy Watson and Mark Miodownik, and will have an opportunity to work on the following.
- The identification and validation of evidence concerning ‘What Works’ for Net Zero, looking across sectors to investigate the transferability of solutions, with an initial focus on Local Authorities.
- Working with policy stakeholders and potential clients to identify knowledge and capability gaps.
- Understanding how capability and capacity for achieving Net Zero can be catalysed in society focusing on different communities of practice (academic, policy, industry). These distinct activities will be supported by PDRA-organised workshops with policy stakeholders, target clients and academic partners.
To apply for the position and for more information, please visit here. The closing date is 31 January 2023.
Note: the above link states ‘internal candidates only’, however in the event of suitable external applicants being found, they may be awarded UCL ‘Associate’ status to allow them to be eligible.