Research Assistant/Fellow in Low Carbon and Cybersecure Mobility Modelling

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum (Research Fellow) or £30,600 per annum (Research Assistant)
Apr 09, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 27, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 2 years
Salary £33,309 per annum (Research Fellow) or £30,600 per annum (Research Assistant)
Apply by 27/04/2021

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.

Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy within Energy and Power theme welcomes applications from Industrial Energy Systems Modelling researchers.

About the School of Water, Energy and Environment

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

You will contribute to low carbon mobility systems modelling activities on EPSRC-funded Mobility as a service: MAnaging Cybersecurity Risks across Consumers, Organisations and Sectors (MACRO) project. You will be leading the development of an agent based model to analyse how data sharing and cybersecurity behaviours may influence the development of low carbon mobility-as-a-service applications. You will have opportunities to collaborate with academic (Universities of Kent and Bath) and government agencies (including Oxfordshire County Council, Kent County Council, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership and Transport for the South East) throughout the project.

About You

You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) in agent based or mathematical modelling or transport systems modelling involving working with large data sets and be fluent in agent based or formal modelling methods, with the ability to develop new ones, with a particular focus on interactions between power and transport sectors. 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 low carbon mobility systems modelling position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment. There will be opportunities for you to engage with other state-of-the-art research projects being carried out at Cranfield University, including UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in Security.

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 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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Nazmiye Ozkan, Head of Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy at (E):

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