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NUAcT (Digital Engergy Grids) - NUAcT02

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th January 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: 215640

We are delighted to be launching our brand new Fellowship scheme, NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) which offers five-year, well-resourced Fellowships, leading to faculty appointments.

Newcastle University is a world-class research-intensive university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. We are looking to recruit a diverse cohort of investigators with the talent and motivation to become future research and academic leaders in their field. As a Fellow at Newcastle University, you will develop your career in exciting working environments, you will be provided with a high level of dedicated time for research, have the freedom to develop your research interests and gain access to our cutting-edge facilities.

Energy Grids are going through huge transformational change in pursuit of ambitious decarbonisation targets. There is a push towards Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Democratisation and importantly this can be enabled by Digitalisation. Newcastle University are carrying out research in these areas through the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and the Alan Turing Institute. The NUAcT fellow would join these large multidisciplinary centres in carrying out their research and would have access to the substantial resources they can provide.

The NUAcT (Digital Energy Grids) Fellow would be expected to have skills in the following areas:

ICT systems applied to energy, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Digital Twins, Real Time Digital Simulators.

Who can apply?

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to develop into independent research investigators. You must have a relevant PhD (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience, a track record of high quality research, and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships or other major grant awards.

What does the NUAcT programme offer?

  • Five years' salary
  • Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to formal review
  • Start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k)
  • Funding for a PhD student
  • Dedicated mentors with world class expertise
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class research centres
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort
  • Support for mobility to work with external partners
  • Additional provision for career breaks and career break returners, full flexibility to incorporate job share and less-than-full-time working, and funds to overcome potential barriers to career development associated with protected characteristics

Fostering equality, diversity and inclusion

Newcastle University is committed to the development of a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains staff and students from all sectors of society. We understand that individuals have different needs and will tailor our support package around these.

The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award recognising the advancement we have made in promoting gender equality and the career progression of women. We are members of the Stonewall Global Diversity Champion programme which recognises organisations that are committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality across the world, we are members of the Business Disability Forum and we are currently in the process of joining the Race Equality  charter. 

For further information about this opportunity contact Professor Phil Taylor phil.taylor@ncl.ac.uk 

Apply: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies 

Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuact 

   
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