Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy Systems and Smart Grids

Glasgow City (GB)
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy Systems and Smart Grids 

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Be bold.  Be innovative.  Be a 'Strathclyder'

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

Through our Strathclyde Global Talent Programme we will recruit up to 60 outstanding academic colleagues – including Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellows - in areas of strategic importance.  One area of importance is Energy Systems and Smart Grids. 

This multi-disciplinary research area includes research that addresses major challenges in the key areas of global transformation of technologies, operations and markets to realise a safe, secure, energy system which is integrated across electricity, heat and transport.  Major challenges require to be addressed for future resilient and efficient operation such as: 
•    utilising smart distribution and transmission technologies
•    whole energy systems solutions
•    network planning and regulatory frameworks
•    decentralised operations with demand and distributed storage
•    enabling communications and sensing technologies
•    through-life asset design and management
•    underpinning data analytics.

Normally appointed at Lecturer level, the Fellowship will last for 5 years during which you will be supported to establish your career as a research leader and achieve rapid career progression. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period will be transferred to an open-ended ("tenured" equivalent) academic appointment.  You will also benefit from research portfolio growth, reduced teaching load and administrative duties and a range of support.

You will hold a PhD, have postdoctoral research experience, an emerging high quality publications record and research interests which align with our strategic focus.  You must be able to articulate your research vision.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder in Energy Systems and Smart Grids.’, impress us with your bold and innovative research plan at: 

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017.