Postdoctoral Research Associate in Grid-Linked Energy Storage Systems

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
09 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 08/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 January 2019 for 12 months

Based in the Energy and Power Division, you will work within an EPSRC-funded project to examine the control and performance of grid-linked energy storage assets at the equipment level and also on the wider grid scale. Using our state-of-the-art energy storage facilities, you will research electrochemical energy storage system design, operation and optimisation, and grid-wide control and coordination. Our facilities include a Siemens SieStorage, grid-linked, lithium-ion energy storage system, a high-power battery life-cycle test system and a real-time digital simulator (RTDS). You will be part of a team of collaborating researchers from universities across the UK.

You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in electrical engineering and must have practical experience of electrical equipment or systems, including experimental validation, computer modelling and simulation. Familiarity with the modelling and testing of grid-linked energy storage systems would be a distinct advantage. You will be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines and industrial partners. The post is available for 12 months.

Applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria should be made online and include an up to date CV.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Rebecca Todd or Prof. Andrew Forsyth
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General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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