Research Associate in Energy Pathways Modelling

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated researcher with a postgraduate qualification to join Cardiff University’s involvement in a Welsh Government funded project to develop 2050 energy and emissions pathways for Wales. The cross-sectoral 2050 pathways tool will be used to develop carbon budgets and inform policies to reduce carbon emissions in line with The Environment (Wales) Act 2016, which sets a long term statutory emission reduction target of at least 80% in 2050 compared to a 1990 baseline. The project will engage with all sectors across Wales, including energy, transport, industry and business, agriculture, housing, and waste. The project also offers an opportunity to work closely with Welsh Government and relevant Government departments and organisations.

The successful candidate should have a Postgraduate PhD degree in energy and/ or environmental modelling or have commensurate experience, as well as have advanced data analysis and modelling skills in Microsoft Excel, IBM SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) Statistics/ R, and Python/ Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB)/ GNU Octave. Previous experience in modelling national or sub-national level modelling of energy related sectors (e.g. building stock, renewable energy) is essential.

It is expected that the successful candidate will build upon his/ her reputation by publishing papers in leading journals in the field and attending top conferences, while taking an active role in the collaborative design, modelling, and implementation of the 2050 pathways tool.

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 6 months.

 For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Monjur Mourshed, mourshedm@cardiff.ac.uk
 
For further information about working for Cardiff University please contact Gaynor James, JamesG5@cardiff.ac.uk
 
Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

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