Job Title:Research Fellow in Energy Storage (Part-Time)

Job Title:Research Fellow in Energy Storage (Part-Time)

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Job Title:Research Fellow in Energy Storage (Part-time).

School/Department:Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering.

Salary:£28,695 - £32,277 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience.

Job Family and Level:Research Teaching Level 4

Contract Status:A fixed-termappointment for 12 months

Hours of Work:22.5 hours per week(i.e. 60% of normal full-time work)
within the hours 08:00 – 17:30 Monday-Friday

Location:EitherITRC building or Energy Technologies Building

Reporting to:Professor S D Garvey

Purpose of the New Role: To discharge one specific element of an EPSRC-funded research contract. This element of research comprises setting out a technology-neutral set of measures or goodness for energy storage facilities that support the electricity grid. This set of measures will form the basis of a meeting that is expected to happen at Royal Academy of Engineering in mid- 2016 and it is also expected to be published as a substantial journal paper – possibly in “Energy Storage”.

Main Responsibilities / % time per year
1. / Study the existing literature on existing measures of goodness for energy storage facilities and the range of existing technology classes. Then based on the knowledge acquired, propose a wider set of measures that is (a) technology neutral and (b) representative of all the most important considerations applying to the selection of energy storage provisions. / 75%
2. / Communicate with other researchers in the Supergen Energy Storage Hub Consortium and the IMAGES consortium as well as with experts presently working in energy storage companies to garner views, to ensure that no major omissions are made and to disseminate the developing concepts. / 10%
3. / Contribute one lecture to the Semester II module, H84ENS, on Energy Storage and support Professor Garvey in guiding relevant undergraduate projects. / 5%
4. / Submit at least one substantial journal paper manuscript on merit measures for energy storage / 5%
5. / Support Professor Garvey and other co-workers in the energy storage area to develop at least one further grant application. / 5%

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Essential / Desirable
Qualifications/ Education / An excellent first degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a discipline that overlaps substantially with this. In some but not all cases, degrees in Physics, Aerospace engineering, Automotive engineering or marine engineering would be acceptable. / A PhD or equivalent relevant to energy storage of some thermal or mechanical nature.
Skills/Training / Ability to use MATLAB and MS Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills / Familiarity with methods for examining databases of research publications and patents.
Experience / Experience of running calculations at various levels where the lowest level is simply to make order of magnitude assessments. / Some industrial experience is highly desirable to moderate concepts of what may be a feasible idea and what may not.
Statutory/Legal / None. / Any appreciation of the planning process and legislation relating to limits on noise,

Decision Making

i)taken independently by the role holder

All general day-to-day decisions and evolving own work plans between meetings with the line manager. Ordering appropriate inter-library loans when required. Communications with relevant other researchers in energy storage.

ii)taken in collaboration with others

As requested by line manager. Examples may be initial preliminary explorations of whether collaborations between an external organisation and University Of Nottingham may have merit.

iii)referred to the appropriate line manager (please name) by the role holder

Prof. S. Garvey will remain responsible for all purchasing decisions and all other decisions with potential consequences wider than the completion of the specific work on merit assessments for energy storage facilities. However, he will welcome suggestions and ideas from the role holder in all relevant areas.

Additional Information

The EPSRC funded contract supporting this work has two main components – the smaller one (this one) being the assessment of energy storage facilities and the other being related to life-cycle analysis. The skills required in both cases are different and the appointment being made to deliver the requirements of the life-cycle analysis is being combined with resource from another grant also requiring life-cycle analysis elements. The person appointed to this position will be working quite closely with the researcher
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