|Salary:||£45,593 to £53,630 per annum|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
Location: South Kensington, London
Applicants are invited to apply for a post-doctoral Research Associate position as part of the project “System Services in 100% Renewable Grids.” The project is funded by the Leverhulme Professorship held by Professor Mark O’ Malley and aims to investigate services needed in 100% renewable electricity grids. The efficacy of the services will be assessed across multiple objectives for the electric grid including but not limited to reliability, cost-effectiveness, affordability, and resiliency. As part of the project, emerging resources enabled by the digitalization and hybridization of energy systems will be modelled and their contribution to existing and proposed services will be studied to identify any potential revisions to resource participation models.
The project team will include Professor Mark O’Malley (Leverhulme Professor), Prof. Janusz Bialek (a part-time Principal Research Fellow), Dr Elina Spyrou (Leverhulme Lecturer), three post-doctoral Research Associates, four pre-doctoral Research Assistants, and two PhD students. The team is aligned to the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) initiative and its Research Agenda, and the recently announced Global Centers in Electric Power Innovation for a Carbon-free Society (EPICS).
Duties and responsibilities
The responsibilities include planning research, directing the work of small research teams, assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students and Research Assistants, identifying and developing suitable techniques to address research questions, managing data, applying data quality procedures, writing reports for submission to research sponsors, presenting research findings to colleagues at conferences, publish in high-quality refereed journals and to participate in attracting additional research funding.
The successful postholder will conduct and plan their own scientific work with minimal supervision. They will be based at Imperial and will also collaborate closely with colleagues at Imperial and in the G-PST consortium. The successful postholder will visit collaborators in the G-PST consortium, will attend relevant workshops and conferences, developing and pursuing collaborations within the College and with the wider community.
The successful postholder will maintain a highly organised and accurate record of experimental work and promote the reputation of the team, the Department and the College.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Engineering, Economics, Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in control applied to distributed or inverter-based resources and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Applicants should have a publication record in their area of expertise. Experience of dealing with the energy industry and or policy makers and/or research sponsors in energy/environment or in a closely related area is desired but not necessary to apply for the position. Experience and knowledge in a subset of a broad range of techniques and methods including analysis of power systems, modelling of large-scale power systems, optimisation, digitalisation, statistics, and probability etc. will be necessary.
Applicants must hold — at the start date of the position — a doctoral degree.
Further information about the post is available in the job description.
Our preferred method of application is online via our website. To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG02802.
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