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Research Fellow in software development for energy systems optimisation



15d ago

Applications are closed

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • London


  • The key characteristics of the successful candidate are:
  • A PhD in Engineering, Operations Research or Computer Science with advanced understanding of energy systems optimisation is required. The applicant must either have already completed a doctorate, or have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the post.
  • Knowledge of the scientific software development using the Python programming language for scientific software and graphical user interface development.
  • Proven publications track record in developing novel techniques for the efficient solution of energy optimisation systems and/or optimisation under uncertainty. Experience with energy systems models (e.g. UK TIMES) and complex energy datasets. Proficiency with optimisation software (e.g. GAMS, Pyomo).
  • Experience in programming languages (e.g. Python, Julia) and maintaining online repositories (e.g. GitLab/GitHub)


  • To develop and implement suitable user-friendly graphical user interface for energy systems decision-making.
  • To develop and implement novel methods for energy systems optimisation under uncertainty.
  • To plan and execute real options and least regret analysis of hydrogen supply infrastructure to account for and manage risk under different scenarios (including use of hydrogen only for transport, or use if for both transport and heat).
  • Plan and prepare papers from own and related research to appropriate peer reviewed journals, international conferences and research seminars.
  • Collaborate with other PDRAs and PhD student team members for exchange of knowledge, best practice, as well as to carry out coordinated pieces of research.
  • Be responsible for producing regular progress reports for presentation to the project management group.

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UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with a community of approximately 50,000 students and staff. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. We are a research-intensive university and a member of the UK’s Russell Group. We are a diverse community with staff from across the world, and are the only university to hold both a Silver Athena SWAN award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. Join us to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.