Two Research Associate vacancies in the Understanding Risk Research Group at Cardiff University

The posts are available from 1st February 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Closing date: Monday 5th January 2015

Proposed interview dates: 19th and 20th January 2015
Research Associate 1 (Qualitative Researcher: ref 2867BR):
This is a full-time postdoctoral position for 42 months working on a major EPSRC funded project at Cardiff in collaboration with the UK INDEMAND End Use Energy Demand Centre. The project investigates how the UK public will view new proposals for reducing the use of energy across society by changing the way we interact with and use the various materials embedded in consumer products and the built infrastructure. The successful applicant will have strong abilities in and familiarity with a range of qualitative social sciences research methods, and the post would particularly suit an individual with prior expertise in science and technology studies (particularly energy demand technologies), the social sciences of the built environment, qualitative environmental psychology, or human geography.
Research Associate 2 (Quantitative Survey Researcher: Ref 2866BR):
This is a full time postdoctoral position for 30 months to make a significant intellectual and analytic contribution to an ongoing programme of UK and European survey work funded by ESRC and EPSRC investigating varied aspects of public perceptions of climate change and energy transitions. The applicant will have to demonstrate strong abilities in, and a familiarity with, a range of quantitative social sciences research methods and especially survey and multivariate methods. The post would particularly suit an individual with prior research expertise in public perceptions of the environment and energy systems, environmental risk perception and communication, environmental psychology, or quantitative public understandings of science.
Salary Range for both Posts: £31,342 - £37,394 pro rata  
Closing date: Monday 5th January 2014
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nick Pidgeon, School of Psychology Cardiff University +44 (0)29 2087 4567, or
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