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Research Assistant / Associate in Net Zero Buildings & Energy Systems

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum. Please see text for further details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 27152

Company description:

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.

Job description:

Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,982 per annum

Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum

The Role

We are seeking a highly ambitious Research Assistant/Associate to work on Net-Zero Buildings and Energy Systems. You will join the Electrical Power group in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. You will have opportunity to collaborate with different regional and national policymakers and stakeholders, including National Grid ESO, Siemens, Northern Powergrid, ScottishPower, UK Power Networks, Newcastle City Council, and Association for Decentralised Energy.

Your role will involve data-driven modelling, analysis, and optimisation of net-zero buildings and energy systems, including electricity and heat sectors at household, communal/regional, and national levels. You will particularly focus on unlocking the flexibility of low-carbon technologies in integrated energy systems and examining how new business models affect the operations of these systems.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with international experts across various disciplines related to net-zero buildings and energy systems, including Supergen Energy Networks Hub (SEN), Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transition Hub (HI-ACT), Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC), and Centre for Energy at Newcastle University. Throughout this work you will expand expertise and exposure in technology innovations and increase awareness of the current and future needs of net-zero buildings and energy systems, including technical, business, and regulatory aspects.

This full-time, fixed term for 24 months or until the project ends whichever comes soonest.

To review the job description, please click here.

To apply, please upload a CV and a cover letter detailing how your experience meets the requirements outlined in the job description.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Shahab Dehghan at Shahab.Dehghan@newcastle.ac.uk.

For further details on the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/

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