Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Per Annum for duration of contract

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 11 September 2019

Closing date Thursday 10 October 2019

Interview date Friday 11 October 2019

Reference CF7070

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The Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution at the University of Bath is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the team on an EPSRC funded Supergen Hub for Energy Networks. The key objective of the Hub is to broaden the understanding of the ‘whole systems approach’ that will be necessary to transform the UK energy system. There are a total of 6 themes across the Hub, this post is to advance research in the market and regulation for energy networks and to bring the communities together to collectively develop holistic and enduring commercial and regulatory solutions that are fit for the future energy networks. 

The purpose of this role is to provide subject-specific research expertise and undertake specific research work to a Principal Investigator (PI)/Co-Investigator (CI) and their research team for a specified grant/project. The role will involve development of holistic techno-economic tools for commercial arrangements and regulatory frameworks for energy networks, future-proof commercial and regulatory frameworks for major challenges, writing up results of research and contributing to publishing, and develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research. 


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 39 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

The post will be running for 12 months, starting as soon as possible. 

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Furong Li (

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.