College of Life and Environmental Sciences
MISTRAL: Multi-sectoral approaches to Innovative Skills Training for Renewable energy & sociAL acceptance (Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement no 813837)
The College wishes to recruit a full time Early Stage Researcher to support the work of Prof Patrick Devine-Wright as part of an EU H2020 Marie-Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network entitled MISTRAL (Multi-sectoral approaches to Innovative Skills Training for Renewable energy & sociAL acceptance). This 3 year funded post is available from 1st September 2019 at our Exeter Campus.
As an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), you will be an active member of a research project team assisting in the delivery of research and training activities of the MISTRAL Network, working on the specific topic of 'Social equity and distributive justice in renewable energy deployment' and required to work towards the expected results of this project.
The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright and Prof. Jane Willis (both University of Exeter) and Dr.Brendan Murtagh (Queens University Belfast).
Further details of the role are available on the University of Exeter job site.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will have or be about to obtain a 1st class or 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent experience) in human geography, environmental psychology, environmental sociology or related discipline. You will have knowledge and some experience of social science research techniques such as documentary analysis, interviews, focus group discussions and questionnaire surveys. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in available techniques for investigation of social acceptance of renewable energy in an inter-disciplinary context.
Applicants must be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK under the EC Horizon 2020 Marie-Sklodowska Curie Action, Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Scheme. This is currently defined as at the time of recruitment, the candidate should:
Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
Not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Additionally, applicants must be willing and able to perform secondments or participate in training programs at the facilities or other consortium members such as Denmark, France, Germany,Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and the UK.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
For further information please contact Prof Patrick Devine-Wright, e-mail email@example.com or telephone (00 44) 01392 722298.
The starting salary will be on a spot salary in the range GBP 27,025 to GBP 30,395 per annum on Grade E subject to knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, allowances are payable in line with the Marie Curie Horizon 2020 requirements for Early Stage Researchers as follows: a Marie Curie allowance of GBP 7,077 per annum and a mobility allowance of GBP 5,221 per annum.
The University pay scale will be subject to a cost of living review each year, but you will not receive annual increments.
The assessment for this role will be a two-step process, involving both a Skype and face to face interview.
The closing date will be 14:00 (UK time) on the 12th of June 2019.
Skype interviews will be conducted on the 18th of June. Should you be successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a face to face interview on the 25th June.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and holds an institutional Athena SWAN Silver award. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce
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