Oxford Net Zero is Hiring – Join Our Engagement and Impact Team

Dec 12, 2022

The Engagement Team at Oxford Net Zero is looking for three new research assistants to start in February 2023 to support our growing work programme on net zero policy, civil society engagement, and communications. We are looking for energetic, self-motivated and applied professionals who want to help us bridge the gap between the latest academic insights on net zero and best practice.


  • Deadline for application: Sunday January 15th 11:59pm
  • We will inform you whether or not you have received an invitation to a short interview by COB (UK time) January 18th
  • We will conduct short, informal interviews on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th January (late morning) and will give you an answer by Wednesday 25th January.
  • Start date: Work will start January 30th for a period of 12 weeks, though we are flexible on start dates for the right candidates.

About our team

The Oxford Net Zero Engagement team serves as a bridge between Oxford’s research on Achieving Net Zero and policymakers, businesses and civil society. Our work is aimed at improving net zero integrity in society and helping decision-makers advance on their climate journeys. Our impact has been evidenced in recent efforts to draft Net Zero Standards, to drive an agenda towards new net zero policy, and to develop net zero maturity frameworks used by large business networks to evaluate their members progress. By joining this team you will work alongside Kaya Axelsson, Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, and Alexis McGivern, Net Zero Standards Manager on strategic research, impact opportunities, convening and stakeholder management, and communications to amplify the impact of our research programme.  You will also have the opportunity to discuss your work with the wider ONZ ecosystem at our weekly co-working days, which includes academics from across the University.

About the Posts

We are hiring for Three Posts:

  • Research Assistant for Civil Society Perspectives on Net Zero
  • Communications Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant for Policy Developments in Net Zero

About the roles:

  • 15-20 hours a week (depending on the needs of the project and the candidate’s availability)
  • As per the Oxford grading scheme, pay ranges from £16-19 per hour depending on education and experience.
  • This work will be done remotely, though if based in Oxford you will be able to join us at co-working days and in the office at least 1 other day a week.

See full details of the roles and how to apply here.

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