Research Fellow in Environmental Law and Sustainability

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 28 Jul 2020

UCL Department / Division
The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position
Full Time (Job share considered)
(inclusive of London allowance)
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Most energy problems are multidisciplinary in nature, spanning science, engineering and the social sciences.
This is an opportunity to join UCL-Energy’s research staff as a core member of the UCL Islands Laboratory. In particular this individual would further deepen our expertise in the field of law, environment and sustainability with a particular emphasis on developing new qualitative methods applicable to multi disciplinary research (disasters risk reduction and resilience for sustainable development, islands and SDGs, stakeholders’ engagement research) and contributing to other research when necessary.
The role involves working part of the Islands Research Lab at UCL and contributing to the expansion of the Lab research portfolio, to the research findings and publications; liaise, contribute and collaborate as needed, contribute to national and international grant applications, to scientific paper publications, collaborate with Islands Lab’s partners, work in close collaboration with partners of a diverse, multi-disciplinary research consortium and industrial partners from four continents and nine countries.
The post holder will contribute to the expansion of the Lab research portfolio and to scientific paper publications, and when necessary to grant applications.
UCL Islands Lab explores new concepts and research on disasters risk reduction and resilience, climate change, circular economy, low carbon technologies and markets, business models and policy analysis. UCL Islands Lab expertise lies on dynamic models for energy systems, resource nexus, survey design and innovative data collection techniques, big data handling and visualization, business models, market models, environmental law and policies.
The post has funding for 18 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.
Key Requirements
Our ideal candidate will have a Postgraduate degree (in law, sustainability and environmental justice, international law and related fields) and a PhD (or be close to completion) in law, sustainability, resource nexus, stakeholders techniques and related fields, or commensurate research or experience in law firms or other organisations Experience in more than one of the following: stakeholders engagement, survey design, interviews, metrics, elicitation methods, policy Delphi is desirable.
Further Details
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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date
28 Jul 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications
Interview date
10 August 2020
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