Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge has an opening postdoctoral scholar position in social sciences. This position is available for two years. The deadline to apply is December 05, 2018.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Technology Innovation and Policy to support a project funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF). This project is joint between the Center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) at the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and the Center for Global Sustainability in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and includes collaborators in TU Muenchen. The Cambridge PI is Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge.

The overall objective of the project is to understand what are the reasons for firms to alter or refocus their geographic manufacturing and research strategies and physical locations, and whether doing so changes the nature and direction of innovation that such firms undertake. This project examines these questions through the case of the global wind technology industry, where both the demand for and manufacturing of wind turbines have shifted from the United States and Europe to emerging economies, including China.

Candidates should have a PhD (submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application) in a field relevant to the interface of energy technology, economics, and public policy. Examples of relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to): economics (especially econometrics), public policy or the social sciences, and related disciplines, with a focus on energy, technology, or trade; or any physical, natural, or engineering science, with a knowledge and/or experience of energy policy and, if possible, economics. They should provide evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level, as well as a strong interest in engagement in empirically-grounded, quantitative, and multi-disciplinary research.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Further information about the Department of Land Economy can be found at

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon on


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