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Research Fellow in Digital Twin for Hydropower

UCL - The Bartlett

Location: London
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: B04-04998

About Us

We are The Bartlett, University College London’s (UCL) global faculty of the built environment. Individually, our schools and sections lead their fields. In partnership, they develop new responses to pressing world issues. As a whole, they represent a world-leading, multidisciplinary faculty, united by the radical spirit of UCL. Our vision is of a world where everything that’s built aims to add to the well-being of people and the environment.

Further information about The Bartlett Faculty can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/

About the role

UCL wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in Digital Twin for Hydropower. The post holder will be based at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, a world-leading faculty ranked #1 in the world for Built Environment studies and #1 in the UK for its research environment (REF 2014). The post holder will join our dynamic research team as part of the groundbreaking European Commission-funded project 'D-HYDROFLEX'. This project, which focuses on digital solutions to enhance the sustainability and flexibility potential of hydropower, aligns with the goals of the European Green Deal and Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030. D-HYDROFLEX is a 36-month project which is available immediately. This is a fixed-term contract role (18 months) with a starting date no later than 01 December 2024.

About You (Key requirements)

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in advancing digital technology research in hydropower, contributing to the project's overarching goal of creating more efficient, sustainable, and competitive hydropower plants. This role involves active engagement in developing innovative digital tools, including digital twins, AI algorithms, and hybridization modelling, to 'renovate' existing hydroelectric plants and drive the decarbonization of the energy system. Be part of this transformative journey to shape the future of sustainable energy in Europe.

The appointee must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with a focus on hydropower, digital modelling, or sustainability. They will have experience working in research and publishing academic papers and have proven experience in digital modelling, particularly in creation of digital twins, and a strong understanding of AI algorithms, hybridization modelling, cloud-edge computing, and image processing.

Your application will be assessed based on how well the criteria set out in the person specification are met. A cover letter is required which addresses the criteria in the person specification.

For further details visit ucl.ac.uk/jobs and search the role using: Job Ref: B04-04998

Closing Date: 23-JUN-2024 – 23:59 (UK time)

What we Offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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