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Research Associate in Energy Law and Policy - QMUL15993

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £31,054-£33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL15993
Location: Lincolns Inn Fields
Date posted: 18-Sep-2018
Closing date: 21-Oct-2018

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Fixed term Until  April 2020

Full Time

Salary: candidates without a PhD will be appointed between £31,054 to £32,735

Salary: candidates with a PhD will be appointed at £33,615

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to appoint a Research Associate as indicated above. The post on smart grids and renewable energy is funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the EU Commission.

The project has two strategic goals: 1) the development of a set of solutions and technologies which increase the smartness, stability, and security of an open, consumer-focused European energy grid, with an enhanced use of storage technologies and a highly increased share of renewable energy; and 2) supporting the business and innovation activities of a pan-European consortium of 21 partners, and the European sector at large, contributing to the creation of jobs, access to new energy services of citizens and public/private organizations, the reduction of CO2, and the increase of renewable energy.

The post holder will be required to work on the legal, regulatory, and ethical part of the project.

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Law (or equivalent) and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field (energy, climate change mitigation, sustainability studies). Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong research skills, excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. They should preferably have experience with interdisciplinary research.

The salary scale for candidates without a PhD will be between £31,054 to £32,735 per annum, and the salary scale for candidates with a PhD will be £33,615 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the School can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. Please attach a CV and list of publications to your application.

The closing date for submission of applications is 21 October 2018 . Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. Only shortlisted candidates for the interview will be contacted.

For queries about the subject-matter of the research project, please contact Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas (

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