Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Sustainable Cooling

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£32,810 per annum - £35,559 per annum
31 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
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: Until 31 March 2024
Salary: £32,810 per annum - Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD). £35,559 per annum - Research Fellow (if PhD obtained)
Apply by: 20/02/2023

Role Description

About the Role

The post holder will be contributing to research work on the project and supporting dissemination of the project outcomes. The project aims to produce optimal design options of a sustainable cooling hub capable to satisfy various cooling demands that exist in the community of small-scale fishers. The hub will maximise renewable energy potentials through solar energy utilisation and energy storage. The researcher will be responsible for modelling and optimisation of cooling systems, focusing on solar-based cooling, energy storage, and systems integration.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (Research Fellow) or close to completion (Research Assistant) in a relevant subject with the necessary technical knowledge and experience such as thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, thermo-fluid systems simulation and programming. Experience with energy and building simulation software (e.g. TRNSYS, EnergyPlus, and Modelica) and general programming language are desirable.

You will have experience in composing project deliverables, delivering effective presentations, and be able to assist in project integration workshops and other meetings. Project planning is also an important skill for this post along with the ability to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield’s expertise in energy and sustainability covers a wide range of potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us. The changing energy landscape presents exciting opportunities and the potential for the UK to lead in new technologies and services related to low carbon energy and sustainability generation. Learn more about Energy and Sustainability

Our Values and Commitments

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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.                                 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Renaldi Renaldi, Lecturer in Thermal Engineering:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4400.

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