CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Senior Research Fellow - Infrastructure Systems: Digital Energy

Location
Cranfield, Bedford
Salary
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum
Posted
22 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Sep 2018
Ref
2796
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Working closely with the AGILE project team located at London Business School, Cambridge and Strathclyde universities, you will have responsibility for delivering the technical components of Cranfield’s work packages. These include designing, developing, testing and validating the agent based model (ABM) component of the integrated toolset and managing large data sets.

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department     School of Management
Based at   Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work    37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type    Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period    until 30 April 2020
Salary    £42,501 to £47,375 per annum
Apply by     23/09/2018 

Role Description

A vacancy has arisen in the Infrastructure Systems Group for an experienced energy systems modeller on the AGILE project, funded by the EPSRC. Cranfield is leading this project and the senior research fellow will have a key role in ensuring the success of an integrated toolset. Various technologies will contribute to the final product, including Machine Learning, Agent Based Modelling and Blockchain.

Working closely with the AGILE project team located at London Business School, Cambridge and Strathclyde universities, you will have responsibility for delivering the technical components of Cranfield’s work packages. These include designing, developing, testing and validating the agent based model (ABM) component of the integrated toolset and managing large data sets. The characterisations of distributed energy asset owners on ABM will be critical for the processing of smart contracts on the Blockchain and the creation of portfolios which the digital aggregator, a new energy market player, can offer.

You will collaborate to produce and disseminate findings for academic audiences and peer-reviewed journals as well as practitioner audiences. You will take responsibility for organisation and outputs from project workshops and engagement.

You should have a first degree in a field relevant to complexity science or complex engineering systems such as computer science, engineering, applied mathematics (or equivalent) plus a PhD in a relevant area. Previous experience in the renewable energy sector essential.

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 Prof Liz Varga on T: +44 (0)1234 754802 or E: liz.varga@cranfield.ac.uk

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