Research Fellow in Business Models for Carbon Removal

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7093037 (Ref.No. ENVEE1524)
Posted: January 28, 2022

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher with a passion for tackling climate change? Are you looking for a challenging and creative research project linked across business, government and civil society? Can you work with qualitative and quantitative data, learn and design new methods, and apply your specialisms across different disciplines? Do you want to work in one of the UK’s leading research universities while achieving a great work life balance in scenic Yorkshire? 

Tackling climate change becomes more urgent every day and new tools and techniques are becoming available. Greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies represent an important part of future climate action. These technologies range from large engineering solutions like Direct Air Capture, to landscape and ‘nature based’ removal technologies like ecosystem restoration. However, to deploy these technologies at scale, to get policies and support mechanisms right, we need to understand what types of greenhouse gas removal technologies need what types of business models to thrive. We need to evaluate how different business models perform in different future scenarios. We need to explore which different policies, market arrangements and government actions favour which GGR business models.

This research is part of a large investment by UK Research and Innovation to evaluate different Greenhouse Gas Removal options. You will be working as part of the CO2RE team. CO2RE is a multi-disciplinary, multi-centre national research hub on Greenhouse Gas Removal. Our role in this hub is to evaluate how strategic foresight on business model innovation can integrate with policy analysis, economic, environmental and social insights. You will develop quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research to evaluate the interaction of GGR value chains with different policy packages, explore how the markets for greenhouse gas removal are developing, and advance the debate on the role of business model innovation in climate change research and sustainability transitions. 


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Stephen Hall, Associate Professor

Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  50%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 28 February 2025 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 27 January 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 17 February 2022
Reference:  ENVEE1524


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