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Research Fellow in Smart Microgrid Systems

Are you interested in sustainable, reliable, and resilient energy supply? Do you have the skills to contribute to the development of self-sustained and resilient energy distribution for developing countries?

This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting consortium that seeks to address the technical and operational challenges in the development of low-cost, resilient, and reliable Microgrids in developing countries, such as Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will be conducting research, innovation and associated activities in the area of optimisation and advanced control techniques for distributed energy systems as part of the recently RCUK funded £1.5m 'CRESM-HYRES' project under the umbrella of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a £1.5billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, or a closely allied discipline, you will have a strong background in advanced control and optimization with applications to electric power or energy systems.

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

Dr Petros Aristidou, Lecturer in Smart Energy Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2473 or email: p.aristidou@leeds.ac.uk 


Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Communications and Power Networks
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
Due to funding limitations, an appointment will not be made above £35,550
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months (grant funding))
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 July 2018
Reference:  ENGEE1071
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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