Applicants are invited to apply for a post-doctoral Research Associate position as part of the project “System Services in 100% Renewable Grids.” The project is funded by the Leverhulme Professorship held by Professor Mark O’ Malley and aims to investigate services needed in 100% renewable electricity grids. The efficacy of the services will be assessed across multiple objectives for the electric grid including but not limited to...
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- Reference ENG02415
- Date posted 15 December 2022
- Closing date 19 February 2023
Applicants are invited to apply for a post-doctoral Research Associate position as part of the project “System Services in 100% Renewable Grids.” The project is funded by the Leverhulme Professorship held by Professor Mark O’ Malley and aims to investigate services needed in 100% renewable electricity grids. The efficacy of the services will be assessed across multiple objectives for the electric grid including but not limited to reliability, cost-effectiveness, affordability, and resiliency. As part of the project, emerging resources enabled by the digitalization and hybridization of energy systems will be modelled and their contribution to existing and proposed services will be studied to identify any potential revisions to resource participation models.
The project team will include Professor Mark O’Malley (Leverhulme Professor), Dr Elina Spyrou (Leverhulme Lecturer), four post-doctoral Research Associates, four pre-doctoral Research Assistants, and four PhD students.
Duties and responsibilities
The responsibilities include planning research, directing the work of small research teams, assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students and Research Assistants, identifying and developing suitable techniques to address research questions, managing data, applying data quality procedures, writing reports for submission to research sponsors, presenting research findings to colleagues at conferences, publish in high-quality refereed journals and to participate in attracting additional research funding.
The successful postholders will conduct and plan their own scientific work with minimal supervision. They will be based at Imperial and will also collaborate closely with colleagues at Imperial and in the G-PST consortium. The successful postholders will visit collaborators in the G-PST consortium, will attend relevant workshops and conferences, developing and pursuing collaborations within the College and with the wider community.
The successful postholders will maintain a highly organised and accurate record of experimental work and promote the reputation of the team, the Department and the College.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Engineering, Economics, Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline with expertise in one or more of the following topics:
- Power System Operations
- Power System Economics
- Power Electronics
- Applied Probability and Data Science for Power Systems
- Power System Planning
Applicants should have a publication record in their area of expertise. Experience of dealing with the energy industry and or policy makers and/or research sponsors in energy/environment or in a closely related area is desired but not necessary to apply for the position. Experience and knowledge in a subset of a broad range of techniques and methods including analysis of power systems, modelling of large-scale power systems, optimisation, digitalisation, statistics, and probability etc. will be necessary.
Applicants must hold — at the start date of the position — a doctoral degree.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194- £41,388 per annum.
For informal enquiries about this post please contact Prof Mark O’Malley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the post is available in the job description.
Our preferred method of application is online via our website. To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG02415.
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