CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in Infrastructure Systems - Water Energy Food Nexus

Location
Cranfield, Bedford
Salary
£32,656 to £36,399 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £45,499 per annum)
Posted
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Ref
2720
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

A vacancy has arisen in the Infrastructure Systems Group for a researcher on the STEPPING UP project, funded by the EPSRC. With experience of complex systems research methods and in particular agent based modelling tools, you will develop a UK model representing the Water Energy Food Nexus and showing its impact on the environment, economy and society.

Working closely with the STEPPING UP project team, located from Exeter to Dundee, and Surrey to Glasgow, you will have responsibility for using an anaerobic digestion diffusion model for both decision making and with different scenarios to measure Nexus impacts.  The model execution is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to run with Big Data at high performance.

Organisation    Cranfield University 
School/Department    School of Management
Based at    Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work    37 hours per week
Contract type    Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period    6 months
Salary    £32,656 to £36,399 per annum (with additional performance  related pay up to £45,499 per annum) 
Apply by     16/07/2018  

Role Description 

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

A vacancy has arisen in the Infrastructure Systems Group for a researcher on the STEPPING UP project, funded by the EPSRC. With experience of complex systems research methods and in particular agent based modelling tools, you will develop a UK model representing the Water Energy Food Nexus and showing its impact on the environment, economy and society.

Working closely with the STEPPING UP project team, located from Exeter to Dundee, and Surrey to Glasgow, you will have responsibility for using an anaerobic digestion diffusion model for both decision making and with different scenarios to measure Nexus impacts.  The model execution is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to run with Big Data at high performance.

You will collaborate to produce and disseminate findings for academic audiences and peer-reviewed journals as well as practitioner audiences.

You should have a first degree in a field relevant to complexity science or complex engineering systems such as computer science, engineering, physics, applied mathematics (or equivalent) plus a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant area. Previous experience of water, energy and/or food sectors is highly desirable.

Experience of  inter-disciplinary research is desirable, and you will have excellent communication skills including experience of academic writing.

For an informal discussion and further details about this position please contact Professor Liz Varga, Professor of Complex Infrastructure Systems on (T); +44 (0)1234 754802 or (E); liz.varga@cranfield.ac.uk

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