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Research Associate in Energy Systems Business Models
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14692

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/11/2019

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum (according to experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 February 2020 until 31 March 2022

Applications are invited for the position of a Research Associate in Energy Systems Business Models. The post holder will be working within the Energy Revolution Consortium (EnergyREV) funded by the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

EnergyREV is a collaboration between 22 UK universities, including more than 60 researchers working together to tackle the challenges around smart local energy systems from an interdisciplinary and whole-systems viewpoint. The Consortium provides an unprecedented breadth of expertise and depth of knowledge. The post-holder will be based within an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Tyndall Centre in the University of Manchester and work closely with partners at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde, as well as with other work packages. This part of the Consortium aims to understand which existing and novel business models have the potential to scale up new companies in the area of smart local energy provision.

The Department of MACE is the largest engineering department within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. Manchester was the birthplace of the engineering discipline, and MACE has historical routes in the Institute of Mechanics in founded in 1824. Today the Department hosts 1300 undergraduate and 450 postgraduate students, delivers undergraduate programmes across Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and MSc programmes in both technical engineering subjects and management. With 120 academic staff, 90 technical and support staff, and 300 postgraduate research students and post-docs, the Department is at the forefront of engineering education in the UK.

The department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Dr Maria Sharmina


General Enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical Support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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