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Research Assistant, School of Business

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,918.86 - £34,450.28 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post FT or PT of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Business - 31st Dec 2024. FT or PT

Reference no - 017238

SEC-OREA is a CHIST-ERA project funded by the Irish Research Council. It aims to enable local energy communities (LECs) to participate in the decarbonisation of the energy sector by developing advanced efficient algorithms and analytics technologies. 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 with researchers, innovators and stakeholders in Belgium, France, Ireland, and Latvia. We analyse data and model energy consumption and climate dependent renewable energy source (RES) generation. We create mathematical optimisation models to efficiently decide how to share 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. We want to expand our team by a Research Assistant who will handle general aspects of data science duties for the SEC-OREA research group. The appointee should have a broad range of technical skills and experience using data analysis. The emphasis of this post is on supporting computational work and data analysis in collaboration with academics in the SEC-OREA team.

Salary: €30,025 - €39,908 / or pro rate per annum at up to 0.5fte
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 2nd of May 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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:


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
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