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Just Transition Research Group seeks Research Assistant: Deadline extended

Published: Friday, 04 November, 2022

Just Transition Research Group (JTRG) seeks part-time Research Assistant

A zero-emission society is necessary for a sustainable future for all but this will require transformative changes in technology, society, human behaviour and institutional practices.  A transition to a low carbon economy can be economically damaging as fossil fuel dependent regions face job loss and socio-economic deterioration. To limit such negative impacts on people and places, a just transition based on social justice principles is needed, to ensure a Just Transition (JT) for all.  Researchers, policy makers, labour unions, civil society, businesses, and others now recognise that while a JT is essential, many challenges exist. Multidisciplinary, stakeholder engaged research can help inform JT processes through discussions, dialogues and dissemination activities. UCD Earth Institute and UCD Energy Institute are creating a Just Transition Research Group whose purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of Just Transition topics by building a national and international research network, dissemination activities including a multi-stakeholder conference, and the creation of a website / database of Just Transition best practice, policy approaches and other materials.

The group is looking for a part-time research assistant to join the team, from December 2022 - June 2023. The ideal candidate will be interested in conducting web based and documentary research, establishing relationships with between different stakeholders (academic, industry, policymakers), organise workshops and attend dissemination activities on the topic.

Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (including but not limited to sociology, public policy, human geography, anthropology, psychology) with previous experience in desk-top research and project administration. Candidates with a research-based master’s degree are highly encouraged to apply.

Other requirements include
• academic-level English writing skills (verbal and written)
• good organizational and time management skills
• the ability to work collaboratively with a team of interdisciplinary researchers
• Experience in website design and maintenance

For more information on duties, selection criteria,  and application process please see the job specification. 

Applicants must to be authorized to work in Ireland (ie have a PPS number).

Revised deadline: 5pm, Tuesday, November 15th 2022

For informal queries please contact Dr Aparajita Banerjee.