Post-doc Research Fellow, School of Business

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€ 39,522 per annum
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Business

SEC-OREA is a CHIST-ERA project that aims to enable local energy communities (LECs) to participate in the decarbonisation of the energy sector by developing advanced efficient algorithms and analytics technologies. LECs are an efficient way to manage energy by increasing the use of renewable energy sources (RES) at a local level.

Our goal is to create algorithms to support the design and operation of an LEC. The consortium brings together expertise from Business, Climatology, Computational Methods, and Power Systems. We reach across the EU with researchers, innovators and stakeholders in Belgium, France, Ireland, and Latvia. We use climate services to gather energy-relevant pan-European indicators of climate trends and variability. We use better data to model energy consumption, to understand and create dynamic scenarios of electricity consumption and climate dependent RES generation. We create a set of mathematical optimisation models to efficiently solve the multilateral economic dispatch decisions of the LEC RES in a fair manner. We evaluate the implications of the LEC activity and net demand on sample grid topologies, and support the Distribution System Operator to understand the impacts of, and requirements for LECs on the low voltage distribution network.

This is an academic research 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:

  1. Use Statistical or Machine Learning techniques to create renewable electricity supply scenarios;
  2. Use Statistical or Machine Learning techniques to create LEC demand scenarios; Support the consortium members to test their algorithms to design and operate a Local Energy Community

Fixed Salary: € 39,522 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26TH July 2022

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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