Three-year postdoc position in Water-Energy System Planning at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

If you are passionate about drought resilience, the energy transition, or both, we would love to hear from you. This post is a unique opportunity of tackling both in the same project.

The project. You will work for up to 3 years in a research project that will make water resource systems compatible with a low-carbon, renewable-intensive power grid. In year 1, you will play a key role in creating a ground-breaking water-energy model to understand how the energy transition can affect energy costs and carbon emissions from water use. In years 2 and 3, you will use the model you built to explore combinations of deep climate, technological and socio-economic uncertainties. This will help you to formulate novel planning solutions to make water resource systems both drought-resilient and low-carbon. We will support you to raise your profile as a top-tier analyst and launch a promising career, whether in academia or in industry. 

You. We are looking for a well-organised and creative scientist/engineer to join us on this adventure. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or be about to submit your thesis) or have equivalent experience in science and engineering. A strong quantitative background in relation with water and / or power systems engineering is preferred, but not essential.

You will have excellent data analysis, scientific programming, and communication skills and be able to plan and organise your time effectively. You will be based in Sheffield, with punctual travel to visit academic and industrial collaborators in the UK and abroad. You will also be supported and encouraged to present project outputs at national and international conferences.

Next steps. You can apply now at this link, or ask questions to the project PI, Dr Charles Rougé, at

Listing open until 17 November 2022.

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