Research Associate in Power Engineering



£32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Job reference: SAE-015657

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/09/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From 1 November 2020 until 31 March 2021

This is a unique opportunity for a Research Associate 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.

You will join a well-established group of researchers working in the Power Systems Research Group of the University of Manchester and will interact with researchers and professionals from other institutions and companies, especially NGET. You will be supervised by Dr Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña The post will be based in the main University campus (Ferranti Building) although there will be an expectation that you will travel in the UK and to take part in regular project meetings and in Europe to attend conferences as required.

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:

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Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website here.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr. Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña


Name: Prof Pierluigi Mancarella

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