Research Fellow in Industrial Decarbonisation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069581 (Ref.No. EPSPE1019)
Posted: September 9, 2020

Job Description

Would you like to contribute to the UK’s foremost academic centre undertaking whole systems research for a sustainable energy future? Do you want to further your career by applying your quantitative modelling skills to examine UK industrial decarbonisation strategies? Do you enjoy working with researchers from other disciplines to tackle problems with significant potential for real-world impact?

The UK Energy Research Centre is undertaking research to explore how industry can dramatically reduce its greenhouse gases emissions by 2050, so helping the UK to meet its net-zero target. This will involve developing a model of manufacturing industry to analyse the deployment of existing and new technologies and infrastructure, as well as changes in the pattern of demand for materials and products. The research will take a whole-systems approach to industrial energy use that goes beyond the major energy intensive sectors. It will also explore how the availability of future infrastructure – such as hydrogen networks or carbon dioxide pipelines – could impact viable emissions reduction pathways for key industrial sectors. 

You will be based in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds, which has an active research group on sustainable low carbon futures. The work is being led by Professor Peter Taylor and you will also work closely with other members of the UKERC industry team at the University of Bath.  

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant engineering or other quantitative discipline with a track record of computer modelling or analysis, or equivalent experience that also demonstrates a significant track record of computer modelling or analysis, with a good level of numerical literacy and demonstrated ability to interpret complex data, and a demonstrated track record of quantitative analysis using MATLAB, Python, R or similar software.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Peter Taylor, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7169 or email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (33 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 08 September 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 October 2020
Reference:  EPSPE1019

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