Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term) in Department of Politics and International Studies University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies United Kingdom

Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part-time, fixed-term postdoctoral Research Associate to support a major EU H2020-funded project called INNOPATHS, led by Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy, Department of Land Economy (see link for information ). INNOPATHS has top EU partners and Prof. Anadon is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Cambridge portion of this major project. The Research Associate will work in the theme of energy technology, economics, and policy. The appointment is fixed-term and will be for 6 months on a 50% basis.


The overall objective of INNOPATHS is to work with key economic and societal actors to generate new enhanced low-carbon pathways for the European Union, taking full account of the global context. This objective aligns with the priorities of the Paris Agreement and the EU climate and energy policy commitments for 2020, 2030 and 2050. To meet this overall objective, INNOPATHS has five concrete aims.


1) Understanding the challenges of EU decarbonisation and the innovation needed to address them 2) Presenting a detailed assessment of low-carbon technologies, their uncertainties, future prospects and system characteristics 3) Proposing policy and innovation system reforms that will help the EU and Member States meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 4) Creating new, co-designed deep decarbonisation pathways with novel representation of policy and innovation process for low-carbon technology development. 5) Making clear the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the low-carbon transition and how they can be managed


Directed by Prof. Anadon, the Research Associate will take a central role in the research needed to address the first three aims of the project listed above. The Research Associate will conduct research, with the PI, on the role of different policies promoting different types of technology innovation outcomes in energy, on the role of technology spillovers, and on managing technology and other uncertainties. The role will involve taking initiative in shaping this research, and working with and coordinating different INNOPATH project partners. The appointee will also play a central role in the projects outreach and policy engagement efforts, including departmental and project seminars and workshops and interactions with other faculty members and students at Cambridge when relevant.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


The closing date for applications is 25 May 2018. We anticipate that interviews will tae place in the morning of 31 May 2018.


Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon,


Please quote reference UE15551 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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