The University of Manchester
The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable from 1st of January 2020 for a period of up to 15 months.
This is a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) to work in the project titled “Multi-energy vector analysis of future decarbonization options, with applications to Greater Manchester”, which is funded by National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET). This project will investigate and produce novel prototype tools to assess future pathways for achieving Net-Zero emissions across Greater Manchester (GM). The potential future pathways will involve multiple combinations of energy vectors (e.g., electricity, heat, gas and hydrogen) and low-carbon technologies such as Electric Vehicles and battery and thermal storage. The aim of the project is to investigate the pathways from a whole-energy perspective, which besides addressing top-down impacts and targets (e.g., based on targets set for Great Britain and GM) will consider bottom-up impacts at the distribution and transmission network levels. This information, and the relevant tools, will be critical for NGET to better understand the costs and benefits associated with the different pathways to Net-Zero GM.
The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr. Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña
or Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date
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