Post Doctoral Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£39,347 - £44,262
03 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you will support the Principal Investigator in the delivery of research activity on the Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (HI-ACT). Tasks will entail modelling, analysis, and optimisation of Energy Systems considering the impacts of interaction between different energy vectors. Of particular interest is the potential for Hydrogen integration to ensure resilience and security while also achieving net-zero.

You will have an opportunity to undertake high-quality research in collaboration with leading academic and industrial researchers in the field, interacting with various policymakers.

The role is fixed term and the period of the contract will be 24 months.


This Research Project is being delivered within the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University The Department has core groups in Astrophysics (Solar and Space Physics), Mathematics (Mathematics of Complex and Nonlinear Phenomena), Statistics (Applied Statistics), Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy Technologies and Materials), Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power and Control Systems), Communications (Optical Communications Research Group) and Materials Physics (Smart Materials & Surfaces Laboratory). The department has many success stories such as:

  • Ranked 25th in the UK for research power in engineering in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, with 90% of our research outputs rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Ranked in the world top-250 for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education's World University subject rankings 2022.
  • Ranked in the top 25 in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering in The Guardian University Guide 2022
  • External funders of our research include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Leverhulme Trust, US Air Force, and Horizon2020
  • Strong links with industrial partners and an excellent record of securing and delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Research and Development collaborative bids and contract research


Applicants should hold a PhD degree awarded in an area of research within energy systems and have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge in modelling, analysis, and optimisation of Energy Systems. 

Further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person specification

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Adib Allahham, Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'. Your application should include a covering letter and a CV.  


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