Postdoctoral Researcher (UKRI funded project) x 2
|Workplace||Brighton, South East England, UK|
School/department: International Relations/ Global Studies
Professor Peter Newell is looking to hire two postdoctoral researchers (PDRAs) for four years each to work on a UKRI Frontier Research Grant (formerly an ERC Advanced Grant) looking at the political dynamics of supply-side climate policies. These are policies being adopted to limit the production and supply of fossil fuels such as bans, moratoria, phase-out policies and subsidy removals that are being adopted by a growing number of countries around the world. The project seeks to understand where these policies are being adopted, how and by whom and what can be done internationally to support their wider adoption.
The PDRAs will be expected to conduct fieldwork in ‘first mover’ countries to understand these dynamics and to contribute to both the theoretical elements of the project and the forward-looking scenario work on possible futures for supply-side policies. The selection of countries the PDRA will be expected to work in will depend on final case selection and the language and research skills of the successful applicants.
The research will involve conducting semi-structured interviews (at least 20 in each country) in collaboration with the PI with key actors involved in the decision-making process around the adoption of supply-side policies. This will include a range of government officials from different government departments, representatives from business and civil society organisations and international actors active in the country (such as donors, banks, business and civil society associations).
In addition to conducting fieldwork, the PDRAs will be expected to:
Please contact Peter Newell ( P.J.Newellsussex.ac.uk ) for informal enquiries.
Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.
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