Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Industrial Energy Systems Modelling

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£30,600 to £33,309 per annum
Feb 16, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 09, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

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. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 12 Months
Salary Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD): £30,600 per annum or Research Fellow (if PhD obtained): £33,309 per annum
Apply by 09/03/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy within Energy and Power theme welcomes applications to contribute towards a research project in Industrial Energy Systems Modelling.

Cranfield Energy and Power is one of eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. Our unique industrial-scale facilities underpin our research and development in energy technologies, including biofuels, biomass for energy, carbon capture and offshore oil and gas. As one of the four centres within Energy and Power, Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy pioneers multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together energy and power systems modelling, digital tools (peer to peer trading, AI), social, policy and regulatory aspects of energy transitions, with a focus on simulation and modelling.

About the Role

Your role will be to contribute to industrial energy systems modelling activities within Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy. Our current portfolio includes ‘Optimising Energy Management in Industry’ (OPTEMIN) project funded by EPSRC and ‘Achieving zero–waste heat in iron and steel industry’ (AZWIN) project endorsed by Royal Academy of Engineering. These two projects aim to develop novel models to characterise and manage the demands for and interactions between heat and electricity in iron and steel sector. You might be expected to contribute to other research projects analyzing the performance of novel technologies using data analytics methods.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in industrial energy systems modelling and have experience of developing energy system or process models with a particular focus on interactions between power and heat vectors. With excellent team-working and inter-personal skills, you will have peer reviewed journal publication record.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key post-doc position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that **women and/OR** minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible Working

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. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Nazmiye Ozkan, Head of Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy, on (T): +44 (0)1234 75 4296 or (E):

Interviews to be held: 22 March 2021

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