Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral fellowship on Accelerating Sustainability Transitions
TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture offer a three-year postdoctoral position to work on the research project “Conflicting Transition Pathways for Deep Decarbonization” (PATHWAYS) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
The PATHWAYS project starts from the observation that the energy transition has recently entered a new phase where decarbonization must both accelerate in speed and broaden in scope (i.e. beyond the power sector) and that this poses new challenges for policy and research. The postdoc candidate is expected to analyse the role of new complementary technologies that can advance ‘system integration’ of renewable energy (e.g. ICT, storage, etc) and also new types of cross-sectoral interactions as electrification advances in transport, industry and construction.
About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross-disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS - Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact.