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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Geospatial Energy System Modelling


Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

Closing date

Dec 02, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Energy & Power Group at the Department of Engineering. The post is funded by the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) Programme and is initially fixed term for 12 months, pending confirmation of project funding to end of March 2025.


The candidate will join an ambitious and wide-ranging project, CCG, helping developing countries take a path to low carbon development whilst unlocking profitable investment in green infrastructure, opening up new markets and supporting delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. You will be working on the ‘Advancing GIS modelling of Integrated Systems Analysis’ workstream that investigates spatial and GIS design approaches for climate-compatible growth opportunities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) balancing large-scale economic ambitions and local community development.


You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in Engineering with a specific focus in geospatial modelling in the context of energy systems in LMICs, together with relevant work experience. An understanding of rural development economics is desirable.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to


Further information can be found at


Only applications received before midday on Thursday 02 December 2021 and which adhere to the following will be considered: upload a max 2 page covering letter that clearly describes how your skillset matches the essential criteria; a 2page CV; and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Please note that interviews will be taking place on Thursday 09 December 2021.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. This group has a strong desire to promote diversity and gender balance.

Contact name

Dr Stephanie Hirmer

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