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Research Fellow in Energy Demand Reduction

University of Surrey - Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £39,347 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th October 2023
Closes: 5th November 2023
Job Ref: 050423

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow wishing to advance their career in a research-driven, interdisciplinary environment. The Fellow will support the Dr Lirong Liu in delivering the UKRI funded project Energy Demand Reduction Centre. The project offers an excellent opportunity to develop research expertise in a collaborative project by working with an interdisciplinary team involving diverse partners.

The successful applicant will be able to start 8 January 2024 (or soon after) for 24-36 months.

The role/project

The Research Fellow will carry out research for the project in Equity theme that is finding out how different energy demand solutions can deliver an affordable, clean and more equitable net zero energy system. You will focus predominantly on developing an energy-demand focused optimisation model with the equity maximisation as the objective function and apply this model for examples of communities. You will use AI techniques to address the multi-objective and diverse challenges. Your work will also include literature reviews, data analysis, writing reports, supporting project management, as well as liaising with team members (external and internal).

UK and international travel may be required.

About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Power and Energy system, Environment, Sustainability or a related discipline. You will also have data analysis skills, and ideally have some expertise in AI skills.

What we can offer

In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions, a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Furthermore, our benefit package include childcare assistance and discounted membership to University sports facilities.

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr Lirong Liu at lirong.liu@surrey.ac.uk

Please submit your CV and a covering letter with your application.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,980) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£36,024).

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