Research Associate in Distributed Energy Management

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated researcher with a postgraduate qualification to join an established team at BRE Trust (Building Research Establishment Limited) Centre for Sustainable Engineering to work on security-aware distributed smart-grid forecasting, management, and integration project, MAS2TERING ( The project is funded by the European Commission as part of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research Technological Development (FP7) programme. The post holder is expected to work collaboratively with national and international partners.

The successful candidate should have: (a) an MSc/PhD either in Computer Science, Electrical/Power Engineering, Energy Management or related areas, (b) a good background in Computational Intelligence (e.g. Multi-Agent Systems) and Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB), and (c) a background in the issues related to the security-aware distributed smart-grid forecasting, management, and integration.

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 research and development of distributed energy management systems and tools.

This post is full time and fixed term until 31.08.17.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Monjur Mourshed,
For further information about working for Cardiff University please contact Gaynor James,
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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