01 Dec 2017

Vacancy: PhD researcher in in Energy Innovation and Transitions

As part of the ENSYSTRA Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union, Dr Ronan Boltan is advertising an Early Stage Researcher position in Energy Innovation and Transitions.

As part of the ENSYSTRA Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union, Dr Ronan Boltan is advertising an Early Stage Researcher position in Energy Innovation and Transitions. 

This is a pre-announcement and full details of the position and application process will be made available here shortly.

Please contact Dr Ronan Bolton for further details and to register your interest. Ronan.bolton@ed.ac.uk

The Early Stage Researcher will examine prospects for energy industry incumbents to be more meaningfully involved in Europe’s energy transition with a focus on the North Sea region. The project will employ innovation studies and science and technology studies theory to analyse technological, organisational and political processes reshaping boundaries between traditional fossil fuel and renewables-based energy industries. Periods of combined secondment and field research will be spent at Norwegian Energy Partners (3 months in early 2019), Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (3 months in early 2020), and Chalmers University (2 months in late 2020). Salary will be at the higher end of the UE06 pay scale with a generous EU mobility allowance and family allowance where applicable. 

Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree in a social science discipline, or in energy studies from science or engineering disciplines. You must meet PhD admission and EU mobility requirements:

  • At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • Being able to provide proof of meeting EU Early Stage Researcher requirements. ESRs are those who are, at the time of recruitment, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of a research career.