We are currently recruiting for the following posts:

Research Officer (Energy Economics)
Institute Administrator
Research Assistant

Research Officer (Energy Economics)

Salary from £38,313 to £46,148 per annum with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment to October 2024

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications to the above post, a postdoctoral research position at the level of Research Officer. This role is to work on a newly-funded EPSRC project (PATCH) to analyse how a novel thermal energy storage can be integrated into energy systems, focusing on economic feasibility and policy barriers of using the technology to retrofit existing coal-fired plants and turn them into energy storage plants.

Candidates should have, or be about to complete, a PhD in energy/environmental economics or a related field. The appointee will have demonstrable high-level analytical capability with proficiency in modelling and techno-economic analysis, and detailed knowledge of energy systems and technologies, with a strong interest in energy storage and net-zero carbon pathways. A good understanding of China’s energy and climate change policies would be desirable.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email c.xie6@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 February 2023 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


Institute Administrator

Salary from £27,416 to £30,607 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £32,768 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years with potential to extend subject to funding

We are seeking a proactive administrator to join our team, with particular responsibility for organising activities and events, and will manage a varied workload providing office support to researchers and policy analysts.

The Institute Administrator will be responsible for the provision of efficient, professional and proactive administrative support for office-based requests, including meeting support and event activity, and be the first point of contact for visitors and enquiries. Working in a team of four institute administrators, and working closely with their line manager, this role will support the office environment and facilities with particular responsibility for assisting with the organisation of our events and our internal Research Seminar Series and Workshops.

Candidates will be expected to be highly organised with the ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and work to deadlines, and have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to understand and convey information in a clear and accurate manner with attention to details. They will also have excellent IT skills and the ability to accurately maintain records, with evidence of the ability to work in an organised and proactive way across a varied workload. Providing a high standard of service and making a positive contribution to the team the post holder will work collaboratively under limited supervision. 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. This role is office based and working on campus.

Interested in applying?

  1. Download the how to apply document
  2. Download the job description 
  3. Download the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE Jobs page

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the Institute Manager, Harriet Carter h.c.carter@lse.ac.uk    

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 February 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Research Assistant (3-6 months)

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is looking for a temporary hourly-paid research assistant to join the team at the beginning of spring term 2023 or shortly thereafter.

The role will involve contributing to research and drafting of two research papers concerning public participation in, and public deliberation about, policy design, with a particular focus on what is known in political science and other social sciences about the potential for participatory and deliberative processes to enhance the perceived legitimacy of public policy.

The successful candidate will undertake a systematic review of political/social science literature on this topic, leading to a co-authored, review-style journal article for submission. For the second paper, the successful candidate will collaborate with other project researchers to apply these findings toward a second, interdisciplinary paper the develops a framework and criteria that policymakers can use to evaluate deliberative and participatory processes of climate policy design and implementation.

The ideal candidate is a MSc or PhD student in political science or related fields. Candidates should be familiar with the political/social science literature on participatory and deliberative democracy.

The hourly rate is from £20.76 (including holiday pay) depending on previous experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to work between 16-24 hours per week, over a period of 3-6 months. The contract will be for the agreed period. The candidate must be based in the UK, but may work remotely within the UK.

This work forms part of a research project in collaboration with University College London. The ORA will work under the guidance of Dr. Misato Sato (LSE Grantham Institute) and Dr Fergus Green (UCL Department of Political Science). If interested, please send a CV with details of any relevant work experience and skills to both m.sato1@lse.ac.uk and fergus.green@ucl.ac.uk by 11.59pm on 27th January.


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