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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

Research Associate

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Technology Innovation and Policy to
support a project funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the US National Science
Foundation (NSF). This project is joint between the Center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource
Governance (C-EENRG) at the Department of Land Economy at the
University of Cambridge and the Center for Global Sustainability in the School of Public Policy at the University
of Maryland, and includes collaborators in TU Muenchen. The Cambridge PI is
Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge.
The overall objective of the project is to understand what are the reasons for firms to alter or refocus their
geographic manufacturing and research strategies and physical locations, and whether doing so changes the
nature and direction of innovation that such firms undertake. This project examines these questions through the
case of the global wind technology industry, where both the demand for and manufacturing of wind turbines
have shifted from the United States and Europe to emerging economies, including China.
Candidates should have a PhD (submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application) in a field relevant to
the interface of energy technology, economics, and public policy. Examples of relevant disciplines include (but
are not limited to): economics (especially econometrics), public policy or the social sciences, and related
disciplines, with a focus on energy, technology, or trade; or any physical, natural, or engineering science, with a
knowledge and/or experience of energy policy and, if possible, economics. They should provide evidence of
potential for research and publication at the highest level, as well as a strong interest in engagement in
empirically-grounded, quantitative, and multi-disciplinary research.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's
Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before
completing the online application form.

Further information about the Department of Land Economy can be found at

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon on

Please quote reference JP17223 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP









7 November 2018

Closing date

5 December 2018