Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Digital Energy Systems

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum (Lecturer) or £52,162 to £56,583 per annum
Friday, 5 April 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday (will consider job share)
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (Lecturer) or £52,162 to £56,583 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Apply by 12/05/2019

Role Description

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Cranfield has consistently been ranked among the best 50 universities in the world in Mechanical Engineering according to the QS ranking. Our world-leading expertise combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise.

Are you a Digital/Data scientist looking for a move that will enhance your research career and give you an opportunity to shape a newly established Centre focusing on Energy Systems?

The Energy and Power theme has a long and successful history of delivering cutting edge applied research for government and industrial clients. Our research activities are extensive and growing, in line with the transition of the energy and power sectors to new business models.

The Energy and Power theme are in an aggressive growth phase and as a key part of our vision for the future we are establishing a new academic centre targeted at the range of exciting challenges apparent within Energy Systems space. Key to this Centre’s activities are the impacts of Digital Technologies such as big data, AI and Blockchain on the future of the world’s Energy; we expect these impacts to be extraordinary and are seeking the person who will lead the charge.

We are therefore looking for an exceptional individual who is likely have a national reputation in the applied Digital space. To be successful you will have extensive experience of conducting high impact, excellent research evidenced through publications in the top, peer reviewed journals with a focus on Digital Energy Systems, a good understanding of the complexities of the international Energy System and a keen interest in the future impacts of Digital Technologies on energy transitions.

You will have a keen desire to be at the forefront of that discussion, developing research and methods that accelerate adoption and that have a true impact at the industry and consumer level.

With an active research portfolio and entrepreneurial spirit, you will be keen to grow your activities by sourcing and assisting others to win significant research opportunities.

You will have a PhD in a topic relevant to the delivery of the Digital Energy Systems, including the use of AI, Blockchain and big data analytics. You’ll also be very well versed in the energy sector and potentially other utilities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Phil Hart, Professor and Director of Energy and Power, on (T); +44 (0)1234 758249 or (E);

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

Interviews to be held: 06 June 2019