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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climate Compatible Growth


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

Closing date

Aug 31, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Energy & Power Group at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) Programme and is initially fixed term for 18 months, pending confirmation of funding to end of March 2025.


The candidate will join an ambitious project, CCG, to support low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) take a path to low carbon development whilst unlocking profitable investment in green infrastructure, opening up new markets and supporting delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. You will be supporting the ‘Advancing GIS modelling of Integrated Systems Analysis’ workstream that marries local community development needs and large-scale economic ambitions for climate-compatible growth opportunities in LMICs. You will be working on economic modelling of climate compatible growth opportunities which account for gender equality and social inclusion impacts.


You should hold (or be near to completion) a relevant PhD/DPhil in engineering, energy, sustainable development, development economics (or similar) with a specific focus on gender equality and social inclusion in the context of energy systems in LMICs. An understanding of development economics and econometrics is essential.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to


Further information can be found at


Only applications received before midday on Wednesday 31 August 2022 will be considered. Applications must adhere to the following criteria: a 2-page covering letter (1 page must describe how your skillset matches the essential and desirable criteria); a 2-page CV; and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Please note that interviews will be held on Friday 16 September 2022.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. This group has a strong desire to promote diversity and gender balance.

Contact name

Dr Stephanie Hirmer

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