Research Associate - Crossbow Project (3 years)

The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 10/09/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 November 2017 until 31 October 2020.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time.
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum according to experience.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-10489.

The Power and Energy Division of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK is looking for a Research Associate to work on research project funded by the EU H2020  project “Cross border management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational wholesale market  (CROSSBOW)”.

Within the CROSSBOW project the particular focus of this position will be on development of a platform that enables the aggregated use of distributed energy storage units, i.e., storage units from different types and different grid levels. By processing the grid data obtained from the real-time grid monitoring the platform should autonomously recognize grid congestions and releases available power from the pooled storage systems. With developed Virtual Storage Plant (VSP), re-dispatch measures can be avoided and the participation in transnational wholesale and ancillary markets enabled.  Thus, the energy storage systems will be able to participate in the voltage and frequency control and intraday energy markets. Furthermore, the VSP will contribute to transmission deferral and distribution deferral services.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Jovica Milanovic


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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