Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor / Reader in Digital Energy Systems

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
£52,162 to £58,139 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £72,673 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
Jan 09, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Are you a Digital/Data scientist looking for a move that will enhance your research career and give you an opportunity to shape a newly established Centre focussing on Energy Systems?
The Energy and Power theme has a long and successful history of delivering cutting edge applied research for government and industrial clients. Our research activities are extensive and growing, in line with the transition of the energy and power sectors to new business models.
The Energy and Power theme are in an aggressive growth phase and as a key part of our vision for the future we are establishing a new academic centre targeted at the range of exciting challenges apparent within Energy Systems space. Key to this Centre's activities are the impacts of Digital Technologies such as big data, AI and Blockchain on the future of the world's Energy; we expect these impacts to be extraordinary and are seeking the person who will lead the charge.
We are therefore looking for an exceptional individual who is likely have a national reputation in the applied Digital space. To be successful you will have a good understanding of the complexities of the international Energy System and a keen interest in the future impacts of Digital Technology on the energy transition. You will no doubt have a high quality publication history relevant to Digital / Data technologies, with emphasis towards Energy Systems, AI, Blockchain and big data analysis, and will be able to apply that knowledge to influence at all levels of the debate. You will have a keen desire to be at the forefront of that discussion, developing research and methods that accelerate adoption and that have a true impact at the industry and consumer level.
With an active research portfolio and entrepreneurial spirit, you will be keen to grow your activities by sourcing and assisting others to win significant research opportunities.
You will have a PhD in an applied Digital/Data Technology subject area and well developed skills in handling big data, applications, analysis, AI and Blockchain. You'll also be very well versed in the Energy sector and potentially other Utilities.
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Phil Hart, Professor and Director of Energy and Power, on (T); +44 (0)1234 758249 or (E);
At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.