Knowledge Exchange Researcher (Business and Policy) and Programme Manager, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy (Integrate)

Integrate seeks to address a critical problem in the development of sustainable energy systems. Transition to low carbon energy systems is critical to mitigating climate change. Renewable energy sources will play a key role, mainly through their contribution to electricity generation. The approaches to accommodating intermittent renewable generation are excess generation capacity, demand flexibility, energy storage and grid inter-connection. However, electricity markets currently provide insufficient incentives for capacity, flexibility and innovation; therefore, a re-think of regulatory, market and institutional arrangements is required. This programme aims to deliver a framework for understanding technical, social, market and policy requirements for integrating renewables across a wide range of scales and contexts.

In this post, you will be expected to work closely with academics and postdoctoral researchers in the Integrate programme to synthesise insights across the programme and support knowledge exchange activities (e.g. policy briefs, workshops) with policy makers and businesses. You will also be responsible for working alongside an administrative assistant to deliver the day-to-day management of the programme. Your duties will include reviewing and synthesising the outcomes of research studies. You will research, develop and maintain a stakeholder map for the business and policy audiences and present papers at conferences and workshops.

You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in business or the public sector. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and interact with the wider academic, industry, and policy communities. Demonstrable skills and experience in knowledge exchange activities is essential.