We’re hiring!

Two Research Assistant/Associate positions have become available as part of the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme, an exciting research programme involving leading UK universities and KTH Sweden. CCG is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which aims to support investment in sustainable energy and transport systems to meet development priorities in the Global South. The key partner countries in CCG are Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Viet Nam and India where joint research projects are in place. The specific focus of this post is critical materials (such as lithium, cobalt, graphite) to support low-carbon transitions globally.

The post holders will be located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are: 

  • Research critical material production & supply chains
  • Model supply chain changes techno-economically
  • Academic & policy writing
  • Collaborate with institutions in selected CCG partner countries

The skills, qualifications and experience required for the roles: 

  • Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Engineering or a field relating to mining, supply chains, or similar
  • Knowledge and experience in: environmental assessment, emissions accounting, tools of Industrial Ecology; cost estimations of supply chains and production processes of minerals; programming languages (i.e. Python, MATLAB, R), software control (i.e. GitHub) and GIS-type software
  • Collaboration and communication with multicultural partners, policymakers research institutes, colleagues
  • Evidence of potential to produce and clearly communicate high-quality research outputs
  • Experience of managing own workload, sticking to deadlines, and ability to constantly update knowledge

For more information and to apply, click here.