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Research Assistant/Associate in Future Energy Systems

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £28,756 to £40,297 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2021
Closes: 4th January 2022
Job Ref: 14321

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

The Role

The group of Electrical Power in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, is working on a range of research projects. We are seeking Research Assistants and Research Associates to work on future energy systems. There are a range of projects in the group, which could enable you to contribute to: modelling of power networks, particularly in the context of flexible assets such as heat pumps and electric vehicles; modelling of whole energy system scenarios and their implications for policy; modelling building energy demand, considering renewable and flexible assets; modelling energy transitions and scenarios.

The project will provide you with challenges and opportunities including:

  • Liaise with experts on an international scale across a range of disciplines around electricity distribution systems
  • Interact with academics, Industry, and policy makers including Network Operators, City Councils, and Energy Systems Companies
  • Expanding expertise and exposure in technology innovations
  • Further develop the ability to undertake, lead and disseminate research as part of a team
  • Develop awareness of the current and future needs of energy systems, including technical, business, and regulatory aspects
  • Improving and demonstrating the necessary project management skills to ensure project milestones are achieved on time
  • Publishing research in high quality journals
  • Potential for career progression to a more senior position in industry or academia

Additional information: The Electrical Power Group

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months or until 31.12.2022, whichever is soonest.

Please direct informal queries to Kate Kelly at kate.kelly2@newcastle.ac.uk

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