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Postdoctoral Researcher in Power System Economics

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. This research programme is tackling one of the most important challenges within energy and climate change – the integration of large-scale renewable energy within power systems. Specific research will focus on questions within the field of system economics and electricity and energy economics more generally.

Duties include undertaking economic analysis, systems modelling, empirical research, and political and political economy analysis. You will prepare papers for publication in academic and public policy journals, working papers, policymaker briefing notes, project reports, presentations at academic and think tank conferences and workshops, and contributions to general media publications including blogs and social media. You will work in close collaboration with other INET Oxford staff and The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. A significant component of the work is likely to involve the investigation of large data sets related to system operations, and the consideration of system economics models at various levels of detail.

You must hold a PhD in a quantitative subject. Economics would be welcome but will consider others. You will have clear conceptual thinking and political and/or economic analysis and a strong interest in electricity. A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics is essential. For candidates at an early state of their career a minimum of one publication in a high-quality journal is required with evidence that further publications are forthcoming.

The appointment will be available for up to 2 years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 27 September 2016, and interviews will be held in October 2016.