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Biomass policy fellow


Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (31/10/2027)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 31 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0363-24
Release Date:  Thursday 04 July 2024

The Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute leads the national EPSRC and BBSRC Supergen Bioenergy Hub and is a partner in the BBSRC Biomass and Biorefinery Network. An opportunity has arisen for a Policy Fellow to work between academia and policy partners to support development of sustainable biomass and bioenergy policy in the U.K.  

You will use your strong analytical skills and research/policy experience to identify key areas for policy engagement.  Leverage your interpersonal skills and strategic insight to develop relationships between the research and policy communities. This will include running events, writing briefings and collating policy responses with appropriate engagement and media activity. You will work with researchers to understand the key policy-relevant issues and support them with your effective communication skills in translating these for the policy community. 

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Joanna Sparks

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