Research Associate in Water-Energy System Modelling

University of Manchester

Manchester, UK 🇬🇧

Job reference: SAE-017505

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/09/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

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

Hours per week: full time (part-time considered)

Contract Duration: fixed term until 31 March 2022

A Research Associate position is available as part of a four-year multi-disciplinary project seeking to create the knowledge base, capacity and capability for future in which water-energy system interventions are selected, designed and operated to support resilient and sustainable national, regional and global development under climate change. The Research Associate will lead and/or contribute to water-energy system modelling in FutureDAMS ( case study regions using software tools developed within the University of Manchester Water Resources Group. While initially for a period of 6 months, this position has potential to be extended subject to funding.

You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant engineering subject and strong experience of water resources system simulation and optimisation. Owing to the sophistication of water-energy modelling and the required use of high-performance computing, you will need knowledge and experience in Python, mathematical programming, and UNIX high performance computing systems. You should have experience of developing research methodologies and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by a range of contacts in engineering industry/academia and experience of communicating and engaging with high level stakeholders/clients. For more information on essential and desirable attributes, please see the full job description.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Blended working arrangements may be considered    

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Julien Harou

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.