Researcher in household energy use

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Researcher in household energy use

Environment Change Institute (ECI), School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

The Role 

An opportunity within the Environmental Change Institute as part of the Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory as a Researcher in household energy use.

The successful candidate will work with the Energy Programme with Dr Tina Fawcett and Dr Marina Topouzi on the design and testing of data collection tools and methods, including exploring novel qualitative and quantitative ideas. 

To be considered for the role you will be required to either hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. Relevant disciplines include psychology, energy studies, geography, sociology, economics, health studies. Familiarity with either household energy use literature or other relevant bodies of knowledge which will assist in undertaking this role. Strong communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results.

What We Offer  

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ well-being, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans.

This role is full time with the possibility for flexible work depending on the preferred candidates needs and preferences.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter with a supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. In your supporting statement, please explain how you meet each of the selection criteria found in the job description, and why you would like to do this role. See guidance at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">­cv-and-supporting-statement.

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The closing date is 5th August 2024 at noon. Only applications submitted by this time will be considered.

Interviews will take place on 19th and 26th August 2024 and be held either in person or via Microsoft Teams.

The University of Oxford and The School of Geography and the Environment are Silver Athena SWAN holders.  Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in The School of Geography and the Environment. The School of Geography and the Environment are committed to equality and values diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 173552

Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Aug-2024 12:00

Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :

Salary (£) : Grade 7: £326,024 - £44,263 per annum (A less experience candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£32,332- £38,205 per annum), with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties.)

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