Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 24 Feb 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate
From £30,046 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Renewable Energy Group

This post is available immediately through to 30 June 2020 to support the work of Peter Connor and Bridget Woodman.

Summary of the role/position

The Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project aims to design and implement innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories in the Interreg English Channel area.

The post will include the development of research into greater understanding of local and national policy and regulatory frameworks as they impact isolated communities and efforts to decarbonise them while minimising cost and reliability impacts. You will work with a diverse group of research partners at Exeter and beyond to manage the production of multiple research outputs concerning smarter solutions for low carbon, reliable grid operation.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

The University of Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Peter Connor, or 01326 371870.

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