Research Associate in Agent Based Modelling of Whole Energy Systems

Cardiff University

Research Associate in “Agent-based modelling of national interdependent energy system (electricity, gas/hydrogen and heat sectors)”

Cardiff University School of Engineering

We seek to recruit a highly motivated Research Associate with proven intellectual and technical ability to conduct research in the area of modelling the whole energy system. Successful candidate will work on an agent-based model developed by researchers at CIREGS for analysing long-term evolution of electricity supply system in Great Britain. The candidate is expected to further develop and enhance this modelling tool by incorporating the gas/hydrogen, and heat sectors and their interactions with the electricity system in GB. The candidate will then use the model to analyse the performance of a range of policies and incentives to decarbonise the whole energy system in GB.

An ideal candidate would be a self-starter and a resourceful team-player with an appetite for working with the industry. The successful candidate will also contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

The prospective candidate will become a member of the CIREGS research group within the School of Engineering. CIREGS leads and is involved in a number of large research and development projects in the UK.

 A research associate will further benefit from an opportunity to attend award-winning courses, workshops and careers advice organised by Cardiff University specifically aimed at researchers throughout their career to develop research and professional skills.  

This post is full time, 35 hours, available immediately and is fixed term for 24 months (until 31 August 2025). The post is externally funded by EPSRC.

Salary £39,347 – £44,263 per annum (Grade 6). It is anticipated that the appointment will not be made above point 32, £39,347 per annum.

Job ref: 17234BR

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Meysam Qadrdan ([email protected]).

For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Chiara Riolo, [email protected]

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.

Opening date: 24 August 2023
Closing date: 10 September 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:  Responsible research assessment – Research – Cardiff University

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