Research Fellow, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific

Location
Canberra, Australia
Posted
16 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2019
Ref
528216
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Classification: Academic Level B/C
Salary package: $98,009 - $131,402 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full or part time, fixed term (3 years, possibility of extension to 5 years)

  • Work at one of the world's top universities
  • Undertake high-impact research underpinning the energy transition
  • Be part of a world-class multi-disciplinary team

Position overview

We are seeking a world-class multi-disciplinary team to join us in researching how Australia can change the way it trades with the world – based on renewable energy – and lead the transition to Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.

As part of its Grand Challenge Scheme, the ANU is launching this major new inter-disciplinary project: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific. The project will undertake world-leading, high-impact research underpinning Australia’s transition to becoming a renewable energy super-power – exporting renewable electricity, energy in embedded products such as hydrogen and metals, and decarbonisation policy and regulatory ideas.

The Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific team is led by the ANU Energy Change Institute, and includes leading academics from across the ANU Colleges.

The ECI promotes research towards the transformation to a clean economy, which will also offer wider benefits to society by increasing economic productivity, and by improving energy access and security.

Successful candidates will work in a multidisciplinary team including researchers from their own discipline as well as other world-class researchers across the social and physical sciences.

We are looking for talented researchers to help us drive a fair, rapid, and sustainable energy transition in the Asia-Pacific. Our primary criterion is demonstrated research excellence relevant to the project. An interdisciplinary background is not required but is highly desirable, and successful applicants will enthusiastically engage in interdisciplinary, high-impact research. We are hiring researchers in

  • Economics and energy market economics
  • Law
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computational chemistry
  • Energy systems modelling.

A PhD in a relevant discipline is required.

Successful applicants will help us drive the zero-carbon energy transition through publishing internationally influential research in the leading peer-reviewed venues. As well as conducting research at the highest level, they will help build the energy-change community at ANU and globally, through workshops, seminars and active stakeholder engagement. We expect them to become future leaders in academia, industry or government.

Positions are available at academic Level B and C and are for an initial fixed-term duration of 3 years with the potential for extension to 5 years following a mid-term project review. For candidates who currently hold tenure-track or permanent appointments at universities, industry or government, and in other exceptional circumstances, a tenure-track or continuing appointment may be considered.

To enquire about these positions please contact Dr Emma Aisbett, T: +61 4 20405980, E: emma.aisbett@anu.edu.au or Professor Ken Baldwin, T: +61 2 6125 4702, E: kenneth.baldwin@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A one page vision on your contribution to the Grand Challenge, and to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 11:55pm AEDT.

Position Description: Candidate Information Booklet - Research Fellows, Grand Challenges_Final(web).pdf

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