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Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Research Officer (Green Skills)
Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa, inclusive of London Allowance,
with potential to progress to £48,168
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at LSE are pleased to invite applications to the above post, which is a postdoctoral research position at the level of Research Officer.
We are looking to expand our team work on the distributional impacts of the low carbon transition, focusing on the impacts on vulnerable workers and firms. The post holder will contribute to research on this theme, towards an ESRC funded multi-centre project Productive and Inclusive Net Zero (PRINZ): Opportunities and barriers in the transition to sustainable and equitable growth. PRINZ is a multi-year, multi-partner research and engagement project funded by the ESRC partners with Oxford University, Imperial College, Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, the University of Leeds, the University of Surrey, and Nesta. The project will undertake multi-disciplinary empirical research, knowledge transfer and engagement activities to inform, through multi-disciplinary empirical analysis, the UK debates on economic productivity, regional prosperity and the transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. LSE’s Grantham Research Institute leads the work stream on interaction between the demand for green skills in the low carbon transition and firm-level productivity and innovation strategies.
The appointee will be based at the Grantham Research Institute and will be expected to play an active intellectual role in the life of the Institute, including collaborating with other research programmes. We are looking for individuals who are excited about communicating their research to decisions makers.
Candidates are expected to have, or be about to complete, a PhD in Environmental Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics or a related field. Demonstrable research interests in labour market impacts of the low carbon economy is advantageous. Candidates will have a strong technical background in applied environmental economics, micro-economics, labour economics, and/or quantitative spatial economics. Excellent and proficient IT skills, including creation and development of databases and advanced statistical software (e.g. R, Julia, or Stata) and SQL are also essential. Experience with scientific computation, Natural Language Processing and large scale datasets (>1 TB) and associated software tooling (e.g. AWS Athena), and grid computing workflows is desirable.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
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Interviews are expected to be held in the week of 4 July 2022.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 June 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.