Research Associate vacancy in Sustainable Cooling, University of Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are excited to announce a new opportunity to join a brand new interdisciplinary Oxford Martin School programme on the Future of Cooling, led by Dr Radhika Khosla at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and Prof Malcolm McCulloch at the Department of Engineering.

The primary goal of the programme is to examine cooling energy demand growth as an integrated system of key social and technical components, and identify and influence the levers by which its current trajectory can be shaped to deliver sustainable development. 

We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the project who will focus on examining how and why households in fast-growing countries are making structural transitions in their cooling energy consumption, and the ways in which to moderate this shift. The position will include mixed methods field research, involving a combination of surveys and qualitative methods to analyse the shifts in cooling technologies (including both active and passive cooling alternatives), energy-related behaviours and practices, and their underlying social norms, in the different urban contexts. This research will inform targeted energy and climate policy interventions.

We are looking for a candidate who holds, or near to completion of a relevant PhD in the fields of geography, energy and environmental studies, public policy, sociology, anthropology, behavioural and decision science, economics, among others – with post-qualification research experience or relevant work experience prior to the PhD.

This is a full-time post offered for 3 years starting as early as feasible from October 2019, with significant opportunity for research, impact and leadership.

Closing date for applications is 4th September, with proposed interview date of 9th September.

For more information and a full job description please follow the link to the Job advert here.

Department of Geography and the Environment
The University of Oxford
United Kingdom