Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Energy Systems University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Energy Systems

Department of Engineering Science, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Systems Transitions to join the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering Science (Begbroke Science Park). The post is funded by Innovate UK and is fixed-term for 18 months, with a possibility of extension.


The successful candidate will support work on an exciting project that looks at a large-scale pilot deployment of over 550 energy storage devices in the wild. This project also will contribute to the work of the larger programme of the Oxford Martin Programme in Integrating Renewable Energy. The main role of the University of Oxford in this project is to develop the trial methodology and to create suitable analytical and synthesis tools so as to best design and operate such hybrid energy storage systems.


The specific role of the successful candidate is to liaise with the partners to develop a model of the fleets of both the hot water tanks and batteries that comprise the system. The purpose of the model is to be able to identify potential revenue streams from providing grid services without compromising user satisfaction in the performance of the individual components (and the whole system).


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Malcolm McCulloch using the email address below.


Interviews are scheduled to take place on morning of Tuesday 16th January 2018.


Further information can be found at:


You may also be interested in another full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Systems Transitions for which we are recruiting vacancy number 132568 for which you will need to submit a separate application.


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 10 January 2018 can be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:


Contact Person : Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Vacancy ID : 132501

Contact Phone :

Closing Date : 10-Jan-2018

Contact Email :

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