Policy Fellow (Clean Maritime Research)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jun 2024

15 May 2024
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Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

United Kingdom
Application Deadline

6 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

The Role and Department

Durham University has been successful in securing funding to lead a UK Clean Maritime Research Hub and is seeking a Policy Fellow to act as the key link between the research consortium, UK government and other stakeholders.

The research hub will coordinate a major programme of research activity aimed at understanding how to accelerate the decarbonisation and elimination of harmful pollution for the maritime sector. The project presents a major opportunity for research to inform future policy in this area at all levels and as such will need support to connect research and policy agendas.

The Policy Fellow (Clean Maritime Research) will play an important role in ensuring that research activity is informed by the interests and priorities of key policy and industry stakeholders, through intelligence gathering and dissemination, stakeholder engagement and facilitation and will aim to work with partners to develop actionable policy recommendations underpinned by the research findings aimed at national, regional and local Government, Industry and regulators. They will be the primary point of liaison between the research consortium and the major stakeholders, including Department for Transport and the UK SHORE team, industry bodies, local authorities and a broad range of other interested parties. A key responsibility will be coordinating a policy forum, which will bring together these stakeholders regularly to engage with the research programme and develop collaborative working practices.

The Policy Fellow will be line managed from Durham University's Research and Innovation Services Department but will work flexibly across the consortium of partners to understand research strengths, engaging closely with the projects supported through the hub to identify and promote policy insights and learning. The role is fixed term for three years and open to hybrid working and flexible location, although there would be an expectation of being in Durham on a regular basis. The position would potentially suit a secondment from a related policy role, but previous policy experience is not necessarily a prerequisite. We would welcome interest from people with experience of clean energy, transport or environmental policy or other relevant areas.

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United Kingdom
Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham, United Kingdom


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