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Senior Research Associate in AGILE project (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary:
£41,526-£52,559 pro rata
Location:
Cambridge
Company:
University of Cambridge

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A position exists, for a part-time (20-40%FTE) Senior Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the AGILE project.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

A consortium has been established between Cambridge University, London Business School, University College London and Strathclyde University, to create integrated software that intends to demonstrate the value of digital aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs) in the energy market. The integrated software will show how a distributed ledger based settlement process makes multiple small transactions possible enabling a new market player, a digital aggregator to offer to the energy market, optimised and realistic portfolios of diverse distributed energy services, using real-time machine learning.

The Engineering Design Centre will be involved in researching and developing decision-making tools and methods synthesising multidimensional data visualisation with machine learning approaches and in particular Bayesian Networks. This decision-making system will be used for on-line and offline decisions being populated from the executed smart contracts in a Blockchain type environment.

It is essential that the role holder has a PhD in mechanical/electrical engineering and/or design, has excellent oral and written communication skills and is able to interact effectively with staff at all levels as well as several years' experience at senior postdoctoral level, including managing research projects with industry partners. A background in Java computer programming, Python and/or R for statistical computing and graphics, Parallel Coordinates or other method for multidimensional data visualisation and analysis is also desirable, as is some prior experience in Bayesian Networks inference, and proven experience of industrial customer relations and networking at the highest level.

Salary Ranges: £41,526 - £52,559 pro-rata

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2020 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), covering letter and research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Mari Huhtala, mjh94@cam.ac.uk. (Tel +44 01223 748245)

Please quote reference NM21009 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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