Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst – Energy Efficiency


Trilateral Research

Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based SME, founded in 2004. Our team collaborates across social sciences and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. We provide research, advisory (e.g., policy) and technology development services to private and public-sector organisations internationally. We have over 15 years’ experience of leading and participating in European and nationally funded research projects and collaborating on tenders.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst with expertise in energy efficiency, quantitative data analysis, and EC H2020 research programmes. The post-holder will support the development of a decision-support tool to inform investment options for building renovation. Familiarity with data protection, ethical, and privacy requirements in a research context would be advantageous.

The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and clients across the EU and internationally and deliver high-quality research and project outputs in a collaborative environment in which short and demanding deadlines are frequent. The projects include travel. The post holder will also be required to contribute to business development and experience in writing tenders and proposals for research grants would be desirable.


Specific job responsibilities include

  • Performing research and data collection work on a current project in the domain of energy efficiency, writing reports or sections of reports and developing other deliverables as required to fulfil contractual obligations.
  • Collaborate with the data science team on data analysis tasks involving tools such as Python, SQL databases, GIS.
  • Researching and writing content for grant proposals and tender submissions.
  • Writing content for peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as part of projects, or as an outgrowth from projects.
  • Carrying out empirical research and contributing to the preparation and writing of deliverables.
  • Attending and/or presenting at conferences, meetings and workshops, involving occasional travel in Europe.



  • Demonstratable expertise and post-doctoral experience in the energy efficiency domain
  • EU H2020 project experience
  • Demonstrable writing skills and preferably will have already published papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to network and build relationships with peers


In return, you get …

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • An opportunity to shape policy at EU level and beyond, technology development and advance discourse
  • A chance to engage with partners from all around Europe


Location: UK, Ireland or other EU Member State (multiple positions), remote working options

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full or Part Time

Contract Type:  Fixed Term or Permanent

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.


To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to All applications should be marked specifically as “Position for Applied Research & Innovation group”. We will process on a rolling basis.

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