Research Assistant/Associate in Energy and Integrated Assessment Modelling at Imperial College London, UK
The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a motivated, erudite and well-spoken engineer or scientist to make a mark on the future of climate change. The post holder will work at the forefront of energy systems modelling, building and applying the analytical tools that underpin the key technology, policy and regulatory decisions that will make or break global efforts to mitigate climate change. They will work with leading thinkers on this crucial topic, within a project that has partners from across the EU and worldwide.
Climate change is a global problem that requires urgent action, and ultimately radical change is the way we produce, transform and consume energy worldwide. This position is designed to provide this evidence via computer modelling of global whole energy system transitions using Imperial College’s novel MUSE integrated assessment agent-based modelling framework.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will be to develop climate change mitigation scenarios, in close conjunction with other research groups in the consortium that will use a range of other integrated assessment models. This will include refining model input assumptions, designing specific scenarios, interpreting results and ensuring they are communicated in a clear, high-impact and policy-relevant manner. You will also be involved in engaging in the wider community of modellers across the world (e.g. via the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium).
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 – £38,566 per annum.
The post is available from 1st September 2020 for 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).
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