Research Assistant or Fellow in Resilience of Energy Systems for Disasters

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Bedford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Oct 2022

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Fixed Term Contract for 15 months
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £31,059 per annum (Research Assistant) or £35,559 per annum (Research Fellow)
Apply by 05/10/2022

Role Description

About the Role

Management of Disaster Risk and Societal Resilience (MADIS) is an internationally funded project through Belmont Forum and EPSRC. Further information about the project can be found here .

Within the context of WEF nexus, this role will design the resilience assessment and enhancement scheme with the focus on energy infrastructural perspective in African context considering natural disasters risks, and collaborate with other researchers of MADIS project to deliver the integrated risk and resilience management models. You will also work on another two projects in the centre which respectively aim to assess advanced energy systems techniques, and optimal plan green hydrogen systems for agriculture use. It is very likely that the project will involve international travel to our partner countries in Africa or project partners in the USA and Brazil.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in resilience enhancement for energy systems and have knowledge of disaster risk management and resilience analysis. With excellent team-working and inter-personal skills, you will have peer reviewed journal publication record.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development by collaborating with a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Cranfield Energy and Power is one of eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. Providing a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply is fundamentally important to our lives. Cranfield is advancing the potential solutions in energy and power to ensure our future needs are met.

As one of the four centres within Energy and Power, Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy (CESS) pioneers multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together energy and power systems modelling, digital tools (peer to peer trading, AI), social, policy and regulatory aspects of energy transitions, with a focus on simulation and modelling.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Da Huo, Lecturer in Energy Systems Intelligence, on (T): +44 (0)1234 754779 or (E):

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