Senior Research Associate in Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) (Fixed Term)

A Senior Research Associate position has 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, Vietnam and India. The specific focus of this post is the modelling of critical mineral supply chains to support low-carbon transition for energy and transport systems in developing countries.

The post holder will be located in Cambridge, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are:

  • Research critical material production and 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 role:

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Engineering, or similar relevant technical field, and significant experience working in a post-doctoral position or equivalent experience.
  • 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 high-quality research outputs and being able to communicate them clearly
  • The role holder should possess sufficient administrative skills to manage project/s
  • Experience of managing own workload, sticking to deadlines, and ability to constantly update knowledge.
  • The role holder would possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals
  • Evidence of project and team management

The salary range is: £45,585 - £57,696

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Prof Jonathan Cullen at for queries of a technical nature related to this role, and please contact Laura Prestwich at for queries about the application process.

Please quote reference NM42159 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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  • Application deadline: Jul 04, 2024
  • University of Cambridge
  • Department of Engineering
  • Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
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