This is an exciting opportunity to work in a major new ESRC funded research Centre investigating how low-carbon futures can be shaped through policy, and how these will impact everyday lives.
The post holder will work at the University of East Anglia under the supervision of Prof Andy Jordan and Dr Irene Lorenzoni to conduct research on when, how and why significant decarbonisation transformations have occurred in the past, and what role policy and politicians can play in accelerating them in the future, commensurate with limiting climate change to 1.5 or 2oC of warming. The research will focus on especially challenging lifestyles including mobility, diet, thermal comfort and use of everyday products.
A PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant environmental social science discipline, as well as experience of independent research is required. The post holder should be able to work in a team and independently, and have excellent report writing and presentation skills. They should meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.
This post is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a major investment in the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).
The post is available on either a full-time or part-time (0.6fte – 1fte), fixed-term basis for 36 months (pro rata equivalent, but not beyond 30/04/2024).
£33,199 to £39,609 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date: 8 August 2019