Research Fellow in Machine Learning Applied to Energy Management

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES

10118BR

Cardiff School of Engineering

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Research Fellow in Machine Learning Applied to Energy Management
Cardiff School of Engineering

We are looking for a research active candidate in the field of Machine Learning applied to Energy Management to lead work within the EPSRC SemanticLCA project (Attenuating the Environmental Impact of our Buildings through Semantic-based Dynamic Life cycle Assessment) and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals.

This post is full time, available from 1 December 2020 and is fixed term until 30 November 2022.
Salary: £42,792 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 7)
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Yacine Rezgui, email RezguiY@cardiff.ac.uk
For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Bev Jones Enginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk
Closing date: Monday, 24 August 2020

External applications are currently not being considered for this post.  If the decision is made to open the post to external candidates, the strapline at the top will be removed and you will be given ample time to apply – please check back periodically for details.

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.


Job Description

To lead work within the EPSRC SemanticLCA project (Attenuating the Environmental Impact of our Buildings through Semantic-based Dynamic Life cycle Assessment) and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.  Main duties and responsibilities involve:
Research

•     To independently develop research objectives within Artificial Intelligence (including deep learning, machine learning; optimisation, agent-based modelling and game theory) in the context of Life Cycle Assessment, projects or proposals for own or joint research including research funding acting as a PI as required, To develop research networks through regular national international conference/seminar presentations.;
•     To generate and pursue independent and original research ideas in the field of research and support the initiation of new lines of research in related areas
•     To disseminate research findings using appropriate and effective national  and international publications, research seminars, meetings and conferences
•     To build and create networks both internally and externally to the university, to influence decisions,   explore future research requirements, and share research ideas for the benefit of research projects
•     To supervise and develop other research staff within own research projects
•     To provide guidance students in own specialist area, including supervising and assessing undergraduate projects
•     To participate in School research activities

Other

  • To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
  • To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world.
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria
Qualifications and Education

  • Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area levant industrial experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
    • Artificial Intelligence, Forecasting, Optimisation, Game theory.
    • Multi-agent systems, applied to the Energy Domain.
  • Growing national reputation within academic field
  • Proven substantial record of journal publications in high-impact national journals.
  • Ability to write proposals and attract research grants.
  • Communication and Team Working
  • Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a research team
  • Proven ability to attract MA and PhD students
  • Other
  • Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work

  • Desirable Criteria
  • Relevant professional qualification(s).
  • Evidence of collaborations with industry.
  • Proven ability to work without close supervision
  • Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
  • Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.
  • A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.

  • Additional Information

    IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

    Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable criteria.
    As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance, 10118BR.  


    Job Category

    Academic - Research


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