Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl1, UCD School of Maths & Stats

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a fixed term post (until 31/12/2021) of a UCD Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics. Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) is an €11m capacity building project co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, industry and philanthropic donation. The collaborative project spans a number of disciplines, such as Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Consumer Behaviour and Technology Adoption. The ESIPP programme will focus on Energy Systems Integration (ESI) which is a multidisciplinary area ranging from science, engineering and technology to policy, economics, regulation and human behaviour. ESI is coming to the fore in the planning, design and operation of the global energy system and seeks to optimise the energy system and other large scale infrastructures, in particular water, by leveraging the synergies across all scales and pathways (i.e. electricity, fuels & heat). ESIPP's operations is in University College Dublin, partnering with Dublin City University (DCU), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), University of Limerick (UL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The research work will be carried out with strong collaborative links to major energy industry players, such as AIB, EirGrid, Ervia, ESB, Glen Dimplex and seventeen other official industry collaborators. The collaborative nature of the research is envisaged to further strengthen industry research links, facilitate maximum societal research impact, and also further the career development and training of the successful candidate. Expected research findings and outputs will be published in leading international peer-reviewed power and energy conferences and journals. This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching. In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Develop a new probabilistic NWP/statistical model to combine renewable energy and electricity demand forecasts.
  • Develop new spatio-temporal statistical models to identify and reduce systematic errors in forecasts.
  • Develop methods to improve forecast skill for high impact events.
  • Develop a new probabilistic NWP/statistical model to combine renewable energy and electricity demand forecasts.


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Salary range: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21 June 2021 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.

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