Current vacancies

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment / Centre for Environmental Policy)

Salary Range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum
Location: South Kensington Campus
Closing Date: 6 June 2017
Interview date: 19 June 2017
Start date: July 2017

This is a fixed term appointment for up to 19 months. 

We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate to carry out, publish and present research work within an EPSRC funded UK-India joint research consortium aiming at solving the integration of intermittent renewable energy for grid and isolated communities in India and UK with a view to grid connectivity. The post will be situated within the Grantham Institute and in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Policy (in particular ICEPT team – Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology), based on the South Kensington Campus (Central London).

The successful applicant will work on developing scenarios for future photovoltaics (PV), storage and smart technologies deployment while assessing and optimizing their grid integration. You will also look at the economics and the regulatory/policy conditions for storage and smart technologies implementation. The work will entail both technical understanding of PV systems and technologies, storage technologies, electricity distribution networks and economic/policy analysis. The project will also involve collaboration with leading scientists working on PV and power systems in other UK Universities.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in engineering, physics, applied economics or equivalent professional qualification in an area related to PV technologies, storage technologies and/or energy systems. You should have good quantitative and qualitative research skills and familiarity with applying these in the energy field. Knowledge of energy systems, technologies and policy is essential. Understanding of at least one of the following: PV systems and technologies, storage technologies, electricity distribution technologies is also essential, as is familiarity with power systems and/or grid integration of intermittent generation. Experience, or demonstrable interest, in cross disciplinary research on energy systems is desirable. Ability to write-up research suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals is required; a track record of publication and conference presentation would be advantageous. Some experience of numerical modelling techniques is necessary, knowledge of energy modelling and/or GIS methods would be an advantage. You should be self-motivated and well-organised, be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

How To Apply
Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select ‘Job Search’ then enter the job title vacancy reference number, including spaces – NS2017081NT into ‘Keywords’). Please complete and upload the application form as directed. Please include a full CV and full publications list with your application.

Alternatively, you can download the job description and application form here.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Gosia Gayer, email, to request an application form.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

ADMINISTRATOR - EDUCATION (Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment

Salary Range: £30,160 - £34,270 per annum
Location: South Kensington Campus
Closing date: 7th June
Start date: as soon as possible

This is a fixed term appointment for two years.

We are seeking an Administrator who will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Institute’s education programme, including the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance. The latter is a joint course run by the Grantham Institute and Business School.

The Grantham Institute’s mission is to drive climate and environment related research and translate it into real world impact, drawing on the extensive expertise of Imperial College London. Within this remit the Institute delivers a number of training and development opportunities to doctoral and MSc students at the College.

You will act as the main contact point for enquiries relating to these programmes, coordinating PhD project calls and candidate selection procedures, as well as supporting the Programme Director and Project Manager in all aspects of the delivery of the MSc.

You will work closely with the Institute’s Project Manager – Education to deliver the education programmes, collating information on the programme activities and keeping accurate records of students’ training and development.

You will be responsible for organising and facilitating training events, and monitoring student attendance at these courses and events. You will arrange all relevant education board meetings and student-staff committees, taking minutes and recording actions for circulation to attendees.

A good honours degree or equivalent experience is essential, as is an interest in the education sector and experience in an administrative capacity within a higher education environment. You must demonstrate experience of working in a customer focused office environment, working to deadlines and under pressure. An ability to produce clear and concise material in written and tabular form is essential, along with excellent verbal communication skills. You must demonstrate competence in the use of IT, including spreadsheets, databases, internet/email, word-processing and developing simple web pages. An ability to deal positively with change and strong interpersonal skills are vital for this role. Operational excellence, with a concern for detail, accuracy and professionalism are essential and you must be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website:; (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords” – vacancy ref:  NS2017092NT).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Gosia Gayer, email, to request an application form.

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