Senior Research Fellow in Economics
University of Adelaide Centre for Global Food and Resources
Australia

Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Global Food and Resources


Job no: 503613
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of the Professions, Level C, Level D

 

(Level C) $119,070 - $136,990 / (Level D) $142,958 - $157,289 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% may apply.

Fixed-term, Full time position for two years with the potential to be extended


The Centre for Global Food and Resources is seeking to appoint a talented economist, network policy or emerging market analyst with the knowledge, skills and ability to grow our increasing interest in the development of options for Australia to transition to a low-carbon economy.


This is an opportunity to be part of the emerging Future Fuels Collaborative Research Centre that brings together the 60+ member companies of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) plus the Australian Energy Market Operator and two State-based regulators with six universities in a search to expedite better ways to transition to a low carbon future.


Based in the Centre for Global Food and Resources at The University of Adelaide, you will be expected to develop collaborative and strategic partnerships and help to grow the University’s profile as a significant leader in the development of future fuels. You will be expected to work closely with the Centre for Energy Technologies and to seek opportunities to collaborate and support the work of people in other centres and schools. We are particularly interested in appointing a person who aspires to grow this position into a major research initiative.


Located in South Australia, where nearly 70% of energy production comes from a renewable source. You will have a chance to research options to:

  • improve management and operation of Australia’s National Energy Market - the world’s longest electricity network;
  • enable Australia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a more cost-effective and equitable manner;
  • make better use of existing infrastructure and the development of hydrogen, ammonia, wind and solar; and
  • optimise the use of investments necessary to increase energy security.

A capacity to become known quickly as a source of knowledgeable advice in this rapidly changing environment is essential.


In the first instance, you will be required to work with the emerging Future Fuel Collaborative Research Centre on the development of market, regulatory and other arrangements necessary to expedite the development of “future fuels”. This will include the development of regulatory, market and institutional arrangements to stimulate actions that can be expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Strong engagement with the electricity and gas industry is expected.


Visa sponsorship and an attractive relocation package is available for the right candidate.


We welcome applications from candidates covering a range of career stages, with the position available at Academic Level C or D.


To be successful you will need:

Senior Research Fellow (Level C)

  • A PhD or equivalent in economics or closely related field and experience in the use of models to analyse renewable energy or other similar policy environments
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills coupled with a demonstrated capacity to work constructively in an inter-disciplinary environment
  • A demonstrated and appropriate research track record, including publications and grant funding
  • A capacity to research and analyse complex technical information, understand transformation processes and develop policy options
  • Ability to develop expert policy advice; to think outside the square; and influentially engage with stakeholders in a politically sensitive manner.


Senior Research Fellow (Level D)

  • A PhD or equivalent in economics or closely related field and experience in the analysis of energy or other similar policy environments
  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead high-performing and productive research teams, including collaboration with researchers from other universities/research entities. Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills coupled with a demonstrated capacity to work constructively in an inter-disciplinary environment
  • A demonstrated and strong research track record, including publications and grant funding
  • A capacity to research and analyse complex technical information, understand transformation processes and develop policy options
  • A demonstrated ability to develop expert policy advice; to think outside the square; and influentially engage with stakeholders in a politically sensitive manner


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vase scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.


It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.


Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.


Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs


Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of the Professions delivers excellence in teaching, learning and research driven by real-world, commercial needs in the areas of: law; business; economics and international trade; commercialisation and innovation; architecture, planning and landscape architecture; and global food and resources. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.


Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/professions


If you want to change tomorrow, act today


Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria depending on which level you are applying for. Application close 11:55pm, 23 February 2020.


For further information

Professor Mike Young
Centre for Global Food and Resources
Ph: +61 8 8313 5279
e-mail: mike.young@adelaide.edu.au


You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 


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