Post-doctoral Research Level 1 or 2

Wednesday, 2 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work within the area of Software Architecture, Data Analytics and Energy Modelling Data Integration. Energy Systems Integration is an approach to looking at the overall energy system and investigating ways in which different energy carriers such as electricity, gas, and other fuels interact with each other and with sectors such as transportation, manufacturing, and water processing. An overarching goal is to identify ways in which interactions between different energy systems can be used to efficiently achieve policy goals such as emissions reductions. UCD are currently leading and participating in several initiatives in this area of Energy System Integration and Data Analytics.

For this position, we are seeking a candidate to support our participation in two projects:
The Horizon 2020 funded research project SPINE which is a collaborative project between UCD, VTT (Finland), KTH (Sweden), KU Leuven (Belgium) and Energy Reform (Ireland). The main objective of the Spine project is to develop and validate an end-to-end energy data workflow engine that will enable open, practical, flexible, and realistic planning of future European energy grids.
The ERA-NET EV-Chip project will assess the impact of electric vehicles charging points at the distribution level and the validation of a real-time predictive algorithm for the bi-directional charging and power management of charging stations.

To support UCDs role in this project, we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in the collection, manipulation and analysis of data, and the implementation of different distributed software architectures. It would be desirable to have experience in a) data pipeline, distributed workflow management and b) sourcing, pre-processing, and carrying out quality control procedures on input data for energy modelling. An appreciation of optimisation and numerical techniques is most desirable. Other responsibilities will include working in a multidisciplinary team and with our project partners to deliver on the overarching scientific goals of the SPINE and EV-CHIP projects.

PD1 Salary range: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum
PD2 Salary range: €45,041 - €49,049 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30th September 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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