New Openings - Research Associate 

1. Research Associate in Net Zero Energy Systems

The appointment will be at Research Associate level, Grade 7, Salary: £33,309 - £40,927, fixed term for 2 years. The post is available for 24 months, starting on or before 1st June 2022.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to support our work on the EPSRC-funded ‘BMCCU’ project. More specifically, the tasks relevant to this post focus on the Work Package led by Heriot-Watt University on ‘A whole system approach for industrial symbiosis, circular economy design and sustainability assessment’.

The successful post holder will be responsible for system integration of a circularity design and resources flow integration for net zero solutions.  This will be used to develop a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) based methodological frameworks for assessing various industrial symbiosis designs by embracing the economic, environmental, and social impacts.

The successful applicant must hold (or be about to obtain) a PhD in engineering or a related engineering discipline and have a working knowledge of net zero research, modelling approaches and/or tools. Background and expertise in MCDS is preferred but not essential.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with existing research staff and BMCCU project partners. Some travel to coordinate the research project and to deliver the project objectives will be involved if circumstances allow.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr John Andresen at J.Andresen@hw.ac.uk. To apply please visit here

 

2. Research Associate in Energy Systems

The appointment will be at Research Associate level, Grade 7, Salary: £33,309 - £40,927.  The post is available for 12 months, starting as soon as possible.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to support our work on the EPSRC-funded ‘EnergyREV’ consortium. More specifically, the tasks relevant to this post focus on the Work Package led by Heriot-Watt University on ‘System Level Scale-Up of Smart Local Energy Systems’. For more details about our EnergyREV systems integration and scale up work: https://www.energyrev.org.uk/themes/supporting-scale-up/system-integration/

The successful post holder will be responsible for selecting and applying a systems engineering approach for the modelling and analysis of multi-vector Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES). This will combine technical and non-technical components and subsystems, and the interdependencies that exist within and between them. The selected approach will then be applied to a number of pre-identified SLES project archetypes. This work builds upon our review of barriers for upscaling smart local energy systems (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110020), including the GIS map of UK local community projects https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/insights-and-tools/a-gis-map-of-local-and-community-energy-projects-across-the-uk/

The successful applicant must hold (or be about to obtain) a PhD in systems engineering or a related engineering discipline and have a working knowledge of systems modelling approaches and tools. Background and expertise in local energy systems is preferred but not essential.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with existing research staff and EnergyREV consortium partners. Some travel to coordinate the research project and to deliver the project objectives will be involved if circumstances allow.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer at M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.ukTo apply please visit here

 

 

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