Post-doc Research Fellow, School of Business

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36283.81 per annum
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
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.

Salary: 42,032 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 23rd March 2023

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. The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

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