Research Assistant/Associate

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate in Optimisation Modelling for Climate Compatible Growth programme. The CCG is funded by the UK’s Foreign Development and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) to support investment in sustainable energy and transport systems to meet development priorities in the Global South.

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01748
  • Date posted 14 June 2021
  • Closing date 14 July 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate in Optimisation Modelling for Climate Compatible Growth programme. The CCG is funded by the UK’s Foreign Development and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) to support investment in sustainable energy and transport systems to meet development priorities in the Global South.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for climate change mitigation modelling using Imperial College’s suite of whole energy systems modelling tools (MUSE, OSeMOSYS, TIMES) that represents energy production, transformation, transport and consumption in all economic sectors.  You will also work closely with the CCG research team, an exciting programme including Imperial, UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, Loughborough and others tackling climate change mitigation and economic growth in FCDO target regions globally. You will be under the supervision of Dr Adam Hawkes, Reader in Energy Systems, and collaborate across modelling teams at Imperial, other UK universities and globally.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be to develop and apply energy systems modelling tools and synthesise the mitigation scenarios that they produce in close collaboration with CCG partners. This will include engaging with national modelling teams, refining model input assumptions, designing specific scenarios, interpreting results and ensuring they are communicated in a clear and policy-relevant manner. You will also be involved in engaging in the wider community of modellers across the world (e.g. via the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium).

Essential requirements

The candidate must hold (or near completion) a PhD (or equivalent) in an area relevant to energy modelling, modelling, or research software development.  It is essential to have experience with national or global-level whole energy system or integrated assessment modelling using TIMES, OSeMOSYS, MUSE or similar models.  They must have experience of of using scientific programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, R, Python) and using relational databases (e.g. MySQL).



Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

The post is available from 1 September 2021 for 9 months with good prospects for extension to 3+ years subject to project funding.  The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Adam Hawkes (a.hawkes@imperial.ac.uk).

To apply, please click on 'Apply' at the top of the page 

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact chemeng.staffing@imperial.ac.uk.

 

Closing date: midnight on Wednesday 14th July

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We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

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In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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