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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Systems

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 Grade 7 per annum with a discretionary range to £43,267
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: 141165

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering at Begbroke Science Park.  The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term until 30 April 2021, but may be extended subject to funds.

The successful candidate will join a world-class multi-institution team and be responsible for developing an integrated model for energy supply from the pan-continental scale down to the local level using new smart technologies to integrate renewables into a balanced system. Specifically, you will support the development of an equitable business case with project partners, developing system specifications based on African data sets and identifying the use cases to investigate the load diversity and power flow requirements. Modelling and assessment activity. The post will be funded from the EPSRC “Robust Extra Low Cost Nanogrids for the developing world (RELCON)”. The project is particularly focused on micro-grids in African communities.

You should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in engineering, physics, mathematics, or other related area. You will be responsible for developing theories on paper and implementing them in software, and will participate in group activities, project meetings, and external conferences. You should possess knowledge and skills in complex modelling, electronic and numerical experimentation using Python, data servers and databases. Experience in embedded programming and whole energy systems is desirable but not required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mallory Newman using the email address below.

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter, describing how your skillset matches the essential and desired criteria of this advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 July 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Closing Date: 19-JUL-2019 12:00

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