This looks like a fantastic position. EPFL is one of the top ten research universities in the world and their new center on energy is a highly attractive place to work.
Research Fellow in Energy Transitions and Institutions (Fixed Term) Ref 835
School of Business, Management & Economics
SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit
Full time, Fixed term for 8 months, with the possibility of extension
Salary range: starting at £31,656 per annum and rising to £37,768 per annum
Closing date for applications: 8 June 2016
Expected interview date: 23 June 2016
Expected start date: 1 September 2016
The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex, is seeking a Research Fellow to work on the Smart Energy Transition (SET) project funded by the Academy of Finland, Strategic Research Council www.smartenergytransition.fi.
The SET consortium is led by Aalto University School of Business, and includes seven other universities/research institutes and four other organizations, including SPRU. SPRU’s role, led by Dr Paula Kivimaa, focuses on the analysis of institutions and industrial policy in smart energy disruption. The Research Fellow will be part of the project team carrying out a cross-country comparison of UK, Germany and Denmark to understand the relevance of institutions in technology disruption - focusing on cases of on and off shore wind and building energy use.
The Research Fellow will conduct a systematic literature review and participate in conducting document analysis and interviews in the case countries, and contribute to creating a conceptual framework of key triggering points and barriers for energy technology disruption.
The successful candidate will have a PhD (obtained or nearly completed) in energy policy studies, innovation studies or a related area, and previous experience of policy and/or institutional analysis. Previous experience of using qualitative research methods, in particular literature review, document analysis and interviews, is essential. The successful candidate will be able to begin in September or early October 2016 at latest, and be able and willing to travel. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of German and/or Danish, and specific knowledge of the energy sector in Denmark, Germany and the UK.
If you wish to discuss the projects and position, please contact Dr Paula Kivimaa email@example.com
For more information, go to http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/835
IST 2017: Taking the lead in real world transitions
18-21 June 2017 in Gothenburg
Hosted by Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (CIIST)
Year 2050 is just around the corner.
From a transition perspective three decades is not a long time. Yet the United Nations sustainability goals are set for 2030, and the pace of climate change calls for rapid change of massive sociotechnical systems. The challenges are enormous. Reaching ambitious societal targets rely on collective action, but also on private and public agents daring to take the lead.
The 8th International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (IST 2017) will devote special attention to problems and challenges for those wanting to take action and do more. What understanding and conclusions can transition scholars bring to the table and what types of new knowledge do we need to search for?
Year 2017 is definitely just around the corner.
We therefore ask all transition scholars to save the dates, and join us next year for some stimulating and important days of interaction in the harbour of Gothenburg, a real world arena in transition.
On behalf of the organising committee,
Björn Sandén, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, Chalmers University of Technology
Hans Hellsmark, Coordinator of Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions and IST2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Climate and Energy Transformations
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at Department of Geography within Climate and Energy transformation. The position is for a period of 3 years.
The official job posting can be found here:
About the project/work tasks
The Spaces of Climate and Energy Lab (SpaceLab) is a research group at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, focusing on the interrelations between climate, energy and society. With funding from Bergen Research Foundation (BFS), SpaceLab is now expanding to develop internationally leading research on climate and energy transformations.
The postdoctoral fellow will form part of SpaceLab, and contribute to the group’s research agenda by conducting a research project on the geographies of climate and energy transformation. Relevant project proposals will examine social, political, economic or environmental aspects of climate and energy transitions and transformations. The empirical context should be Europe.
Funding for the postdoctoral position comes from the Akademia agreement between the University of Bergen and Statoil, and from the Bergen Research Foundation.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a PhD within human geography or equivalent and must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
- Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
- Proficiency in both written and oral English.
Interviews will be used as part of the evaluation process and potential candidates may be invited to hold a trial lecture. Applicants should be aware that written evaluations of each candidate will be made available to all applicants, as per Norwegian regulations. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department, please see http://www.uib.no/en/geografi .
About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:
The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.
We can offer:
- A good and professionally challenging working environment.
- Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 482 800,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
- A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
- Good welfare benefits.
Your application must include:
- A project proposal (5-8 pages) explaining the intended theoretical contributions of the project, as well as the methodological foundations and the plans for empirical data collection.
- A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
- The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
- CV including a list of publications
- Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
- Relevant certificates/references.
- Up to five scientific publications
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page (above) marked “Apply for this job”. In cases of scientific work in paper version, this must be sent as ordinary post, sorted in 3 folders, to the University of Bergen, The Faculty of Social Sciences, P.O. Box 7802, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
The application has to be marked with: 16/1154
The closing date is April 1, 2015
Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.
We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to postdoctoral fellowships positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely. The guidelines are obtainable by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Researcher and project leader Håvard Haarstad, e-mail email@example.com, phone + 47 555 84 581 or Head of Department, Professor Svein Olaf Dahl, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone + 47 555 83 065. Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: email@example.com.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked
SENIX Conference in Stockholm on June 13-15, 2016 – The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix
Web site: www.delegia.com/senix2016
Group workshop Community of inquiry of the concept of development, organized by Tulsa Jansson, Linköping University, Founder of Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice
directs research at the Energy Trans Lab