Postdoctoral Research Associate in Green Energy Transitions – Manchester, UK

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Green Energy Transitions 
Deadline: 13.09.2023
Location: Manchester Universiy
Duration: 1.11.2023 to 21.02.2025
Job reference: HUM-023113
Salary:£36,024 to £37,099 per annum according to relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Sustainable Consumption Institute
Hours Per Week: Full time

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on a research project focused on the disruptions produced by ‘Green energy transitions’.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Matthew Paterson, in conjunction with a research team comprising Dr Pritish Behuria, Professor Sam Hickey, and Dr Silke Trommer. They will be a member of the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), a research institute in the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) and the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities.

The project has two principal aims. First, to examine the distributive dynamics of the Green energy transitions that are central to the global response to climate change, focusing in particular on the disruptive qualities of Green energy transitions, as well as the current geopolitical contexts in which they are unfolding. Second, to develop a global network of researchers working on these as the basis for a much larger examination of the politics and political economy of GETs.

The successful applicant will be involved in research including: a systematic literature review; collecting and analysing documentary and statistical data regarding key supply chains in Green energy transitions; producing journal articles and policy briefs arising out of the research. They will also be involved in building a research network and developing future external grant applications for larger-scale research in this field.

The post will run from 1st November 2023 until 21st February 2025.

Interviews will be held on the 25th September 2023, in Manchester.​​​​​​​

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Matthew Paterson ​​​​​​​

Email: matthew.paterson[at]

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.