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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Smart Grids/Buildings Using Machine Learning and Model Predictive Control Algorithms. - D203847R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Infrastructure

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £30,395 to £48,676 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st March 2019
Closes: 20th April 2019
Job Ref: 223195

£30,395 - £39,610 per annum (Research Associate)
£40,792 - £48,676 per annum (Senior Research Associate)

We are working on a number of exciting projects including the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and an opportunity for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join our vibrant Power Systems group is now available. You will work on control of smart buildings, as parts of smart grids with energy storage and electric vehicles. Control methods include machine learning and model predictive control algorithms. This work will entail understanding of buildings and control of their assets, interaction/integration with networks, and use of energy storage and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies. Your work will contribute to a more integrated, effective and sustainable built environment.

You will have a PhD related to power systems and control. You will have a good understanding of control of power systems, smart grids/buildings, energy storage and/or electric vehicles (EVs). Knowledge of machine learning and model predictive control algorithms are highly preferred.

You will demonstrate skills in using power systems modelling tools and may also have experience of model buildings. You will need to demonstrate skills with control methodologies, their applications in smart grids/buildings (e.g. energy storage, demand response, V2G, G2V) accounting for aspects such as uncertainty (including weather/load forecasting).

Finally you will need to have a good track record in journal publications.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a fixed term post available until 2 March 2022.

Informal Enquiries: Dr Damian Giaouris,, 0191 208 2812.

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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

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