Research Associate
University of Nottingham Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Location: University Park


£27,025 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post within the Buildings, Energy and Environment (BEE) Research Group to investigate 'External Heat Engines/CHP systems'. The overall aim of the proposed research is to investigate a novel external heat cycle engine which could significantly increase the efficiency of CHP systems. The objective of the proposed project is to demonstrate and validate the experimental CHP solution which is more efficient, lower cost and lower maintenance than current systems with an estimated return on investment of less than five years. The proposed CHP system will have a 30% increased efficiency compared to current CHP systems.

The candidate should have the necessary practical in energy systems and power cycles. He/she needs to provide leadership and be able to drive the project forward.

The BEE Research Group has an international reputation for excellence across a broad range of sustainable energy technologies encompassing low carbon buildings, building retrofit, HVAC, energy storage and renewable energy in the built environment. The Group has extensive research facilities including the Creative Energy Homes and state-of-the-art facilities for sustainable technologies.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be near completion) in an appropriate field e.g. energy systems. building services engineering, mechanical engineering, building technology or chemical/mining engineering. They should also have sound expertise in thermal power cycles.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 3 months. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Saffa Riffat, tel: 0115 9513158 or email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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