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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - Modelling Energy Network Impacts of Active Buildings - D213984R

Newcastle University - School of Engineering

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £30,395 to £43,266
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th April 2019
Closes: 24th May 2019
Job Ref: 227117

Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Sub Unit: Infrastructure


Research Associate (Grade F) starting salary £30,395 - £32,236
Senior Research Associate (Grade G) starting salary £40,792 - £43,266

The Electrical Power group and National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), are seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to work on the £36M Active Building Centre project.

The project entails modelling and analysis of Energy Systems considering the impacts of active buildings. Of particular interest is the potential for domestic buildings to operate as Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and offer network services.

You will liaise with experts on an international scale across a range of disciplines around electricity distribution systems and will interact with various stakeholders from academia and industry, expanding expertise and exposure in technology innovations.

You will have a PhD within the broad areas of energy systems, power systems, electrical engineering, or a combination of these; or equivalent demonstrable experience. This is a rare opportunity offering fantastic prospects as well as the potential for career progression to a more senior position in industry or academia.

This is a fixed term post available for 24 months. Applications from candidates wishing to explore flexible working options will be considered.

Informal Enquiries: Dr Haris Patsios ( or Dr Sara Walker ( or call 0191 2087326.

Further Information:

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. 

The School/Institute holds a bronze/silver 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.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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