Research Associate in Offshore Renewables

Contribute to Offshore Renewables projects at University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh. Join as a Research Associate to drive energy transition and decarbonization.

University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   GBP 39k–47k   2 months ago

This Research Associate will work on a range of Offshore Renewable Energy projects contributing to a just transition and a decarbonised energy system. This work will include undertaking the delivery and coordination of a range of energy strategy research activities and their associated reports and deliverables. Additionally, this role will carry out general day to day tasks including consultation work on other national and international projects within the Policy and Innovation Group.

The candidate must have excellent engineering, economics, policy, analytical and communication skills and be able to work in a diverse team of European academic and industrial partners. With a good first degree in engineering, economics, policy or related subjects, the candidate must also have appropriate energy sector professional experience including techno-economics, policy, strategy and coordination, and demonstrable analytical writing experience. The ability to work independently as well as within diverse national and European project teams will be essential.

Your skills and attributes for success

  • Enthusiastic self-starter
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Motivated to deliver impact and change though policy and strategy development Commented to the successful development of offshore renewable energy

Please submit a detailed covering letter and a CV as part of your online application explaining your motivation for the position and example of how your skills and experience match with requirements of the position.

This role is UE07 and is available on a fixed-term basis for up to 24 months.

A full list of main responsibilities, the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role and the wider context of the role and the Policy and Innovation Group can be found in the full job description below.

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As a valued member of our team, you can expect

  • A competitive salary.
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community.
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits.

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 03, 2024


GBP 39k–47k

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mid Level


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