Research Fellow in Transport and Carbon Governance

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
09 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Would you like to be part of an exciting team working on a project to accelerate the management of a rapid decarbonisation of surface transport? Do you have an established background in studying the governance of transitions? Are you passionate about making a difference to climate change?

This role supports two major research projects trying to understand how best to intervene in the governance of the transport and energy system to accelerate the adoption of more sustainable, low carbon practices. You will work with a team of international researchers as part of the UnderReform project to review international examples of how changes to city governance have changed sustainability trajectories. The main role will be as part of the Mobility Theme in the Centre for Reduction in Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). Here you will work as part of a team within the Transport and Mobility theme of CREDS based across the Institute for Transport studies at Leeds and the Transport Studies Group at Oxford. The project will, through a mixed-methods approach, seek to understand how different governance environments influence the accelerated uptake of lower carbon transport policies and practices. 

You will work alongside specialists in urban planning, governance and spatial analysis and should be an expert in interview methods and comfortable working with and helping to steer quantitative work. As well as being academically excellent and publishable, your work will inform policy briefings and should influence decision-makers.

With a PhD or near completion - i.e. the initial thesis needs to have been handed in at the point of application, which is related to institutional structures, implementation, transitions or related aspects of governance, with some experience of environmental policy. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Greg Marsden, Project Lead Investigator 
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5358; email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 13 November 2021 due to external funding)    
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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