Research Associate / Fellow in Engineering
University of Nottingham Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 3rd September 2020
Job Type
£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above EPSRC funded post within the Buildings, Energy and Environment (BEE) Research Group to investigate a versatile PCM energy storage system for building applications (Versatile PCM). The project will investigate an innovative solar heat storage system as a renewable energy heating solution. The proposed system will make a breakthrough in the application of phase change materials by controlling heat release to synchronize end use energy demand and supply.

The candidate should have the necessary theoretical and practical skills in thermal energy systems, solar energy, energy storage and heat pumps. 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 (or be about to complete) a PhD degree in an appropriate field (for example, thermal energy systems, building services engineering, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering). They should also have sound expertise in modelling and experimentation of thermal energy systems.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2023. 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 – email: – tel: 0115 9513158. 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;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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