The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a talented and committed Mechanical Engineering Technician to join its highly skilled Technical Services team of over 35 technical staff. The appointee will primarily be responsible for the provision of technical support to the School’s Composites Research Group. With responsibility for the day-to-day running and organisation of the Group’s laboratories, the post-holder will be involved in manufacturing components and apparatus, maintaining and servicing equipment, and training staff, students and other technicians.
The School of Engineering is a large and multifaceted School consisting of four different disciplines, each with individual ambitions to sustain, diversify or grow target markets in line with strategic objectives. This presents a challenging, yet exciting opportunity for someone wishing to further their career in student recruitment, who is committed to ensuring the high quality external profile of the School’s programme portfolio, through the implementation of both cyclical and bespoke recruitment and conversion activities.
The Adsorption and Membrane Separation Processes Laboratory in the School of Engineering is seeking to appoint an Experimental Officer who will be actively involved in contributing to the research programme of the Laboratory. This will involve overseeing the operation of the Laboratory, working collaboratively with and in support of its academic and research staff and students. The post holder will ensure that the development of the Laboratory supports and keeps pace with the research requirements, liaising with funders, collaborators and users, and advising and training staff and students.
The University of Edinburgh is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Market Integration for Grid-Scale Storage. The successful candidate will contribute to the EPSRC project “Data-Driven Exploration of the Carbon Emissions Impact of Grid Energy Storage Deployment and Dispatch”. They will be responsible for original research, focusing on the challenge of reducing carbon emissions by optimally placing and operating grid-scale energy storage, considering energy market dynamics, balancing requirements, network constraints, uncertainty, and the characteristics of different storage technologies. This will involve the application of methods from stochastic optimisation, power systems modelling and market design.
The post-holder will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to plan their own workload, and will be self-motivated and able to manage multiple competing demands and deadlines. Applicants must possess strong IT skills, including experience of Microsoft Word and Excel, and will be able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.