Research Associate/Fellow or Senior Research Fellow

University of Nottingham - ENG371216

Location: University Park
Salary: £26,052 to £46,924 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post within the Architecture, Energy and Environment research group at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Nottingham.

The Innovate UK funded Project SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks) looks to accelerate the adoption of Community Energy Systems by investigating a different way of generating and supplying heat and electricity to homes and commercial buildings. Locally produced energy will be used by the community with minimal or no use of the national grid. The potential benefits will be reduced cost and more efficient use of distributed renewables to reduce the overall carbon emissions from the energy system. The project demonstration site is a new housing development at Nottingham’s Trent Basin. The site is the nucleus of the ~2,000 home development of the Nottingham Waterside regeneration project. Project SCENe will use 120 energy efficient homes (apartments and houses) to test the Community Energy Scheme. If successful it is hoped that the technologies and business model developed will be applied across Waterside and beyond. Project SCENe is a large multidicplinary consortia project that builds on a strong partnership of UK and world leading companies and academia. The project also benefits from additional capital investment from ERA, the UK Energy Research Accelerator which is part of the Midlands Innovation Group of higher education institutions.

The successful candidate will collaborate with industry partners and be responsible for the design, installation and management of a real time monitoring platform for thermal/electricity energy generation, distribution, utilisation and storage across a community energy scheme at dwelling and community scales. The platform will provide evidenced based feedback for performance evaluation of the homes and energy technologies that comprise the community energy scheme. Candidates must hold an appropriate engineering/science degree level qualification and a PhD in an appropriate field (e.g. energy engineering, sustainable energy, building physics, computer science). Ideal candidates will also have expertise in energy monitoring, sensor technologies and large data set acquisition and analysis. The ideal candidate will understand energy use in the built environment and have strong organizational skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to interact professionally with industrial partners and work in a large multidisciplinary team.

The post can be offered on a Level 4/4CTG Research Associate/Fellow or Level 5 Senior Research Fellow. 

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To view details about each level, please see job description attached to advert. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Mark Gillott, tel: 0115 8467677 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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