Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter – College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,845 up to £46,718 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th June 2021
Closes: 26th July 2021
Job Ref: P77247

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The above part time (0.8 FTE) post is available from August 2021 until 31 July 2024 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Flex-Cool-Store project. The successful applicant will lead a work package on the policy issues associated with the future of cooling in buildings and will investigate policy maker perceptions of this issue, developing this limited policy change literature.

This EPSRC funded post is available from August 2021 until 31 July 2024 at 0.8 full time equivalent, i.e. 4 days per week. Requests for home working in the UK will be considered.

The post will include carrying out primary research, expected to be based on grey literature reviews and elite interviews with experts and policy makers. You will also be expected to write up this research and submit it for publication into leading academic journals. Alongside the research, you will also be expected to contribute to the wider project work with colleagues at the University of Cardiff and support project communications and management. The 3 year nature of the post also means that we are looking for someone who can become a core part of the University of Exeter’s Energy Policy Group, in which you will be based. We will also provide some freedom for you to continue your research interests and support you to become an independent researcher.

About you

As well as having a strong research and publication history, the successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in energy policy or policy change more generally and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to independently run and deliver policy focussed research of publishable quality.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.

For further information please contact Richard Lowes, e-mail

The closing date for completed applications is 26 July 2021. Interviews are expected to take place on 4 August 2021.