New Researcher Post in Knowledge Transfer Project Available

Suitable for anyone with a recently completed MSc in a relevant area

KTP Associate – Improving the Response to Energy Disruption for Vulnerable People in Extreme Weather Events

University of Dundee & Scottish and Southern Energy, Perth

Salary: £22,000 – £24,000 per annum

Duration: 30 months

An exciting opportunity has been created for a self-motivated, enthusiastic graduate in a social science or environmental science discipline, with high level communication and social skills. You will be employed by the University of Dundee as a KTP Associate to work on a 30 month strategic project with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

You will be responsible for enhancing SSE’s current response to the impacts of energy disruption on vulnerable people in local communities as the result of extreme weather events, in Scotland and southern England. You will be working within the Network Management Centre at SSE in Perth, with support and regular contact from staff at the University of Dundee.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications
You should hold a Masters level degree in geography, environmental science, social psychology, sociology, community development or other relevant social science discipline. You should have experience of qualitative research skills, including interviewing, focus groups and, if possible, participatory methods. In addition, you should have some experience of engagement with stakeholders in the private, public and/or voluntary sectors. You should be an excellent communicator, have very good organisational skills, the ability to work independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel within Scotland and southern England.

Any Additional Information
A great package is on offer, including a management diploma, substantial training budget, and the opportunity to register for a higher degree, travel expenses and the opportunity to present your work at conferences.

For informal discussion please contact Dr. Ed Hall (01382 388073; ); Professor Thilo Kroll (01382 348655;; or Mr. David Colthart (01738 455894;

For full details go to 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

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