Job offer in england Research Associate in Network Integration of Storage at The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 09/11/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Duration : 1 February 2018 until 31 July 2019

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

School/Directorate : School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Hours Per week : Full time

Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : S&E-10815

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to contribute to the project “MY-STORE: Multi-energY storage-Social, TechnO-economic, Regulatory and Environmental assessment under uncertainty” funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Within the context of this project, the opportunities of aggregating small to medium scale storage will be explored considering in detail the effects and interactions with the distribution network. You will be responsible for: modelling the deployment of storage in distribution networks across low and medium voltage levels using the distribution system analysis software package OpenDSS; modelling control strategies to achieve different objectives from the perspective of individual users as well as of aggregators aimed at providing a variety of services whilst considering network and customer constraints using the modelling language AIMMS; interacting/collaborating where and when appropriate with the rest of the project members; and producing technical reports and scientific papers for publication in international journals.

You must hold or be about to obtain a PhD in an area related to modelling and analysis of electricity networks. Proven experience carrying out medium and low voltage modelling of distribution networks, using OpenDSS with Matlab, VBA or Python, and using AIMMS are required. Experience in development of computer codes for control and/or optimisation of distribution networks is also required.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Luis Ochoa


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

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

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website – click on the ‘Apply’ button below to find out more.