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Postdoctoral Fellow(s) for Energy Systems Analysis at the Energy Division at EEWRC (ref.no. EEWRC_PDESA_19_06)

Reference Number
EEWRC_PDESA_19_06
Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the CyI are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

Description of the Position

The successful candidate(s) will be engaged with the on-going research at the Cyprus Institute in expanding its activities in energy system analysis. They will be members of the Energy Division within the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC).

The appointment(s) will be at the Post-Doctoral Fellow rank. The initial period of the appointment will be 24 months, with the possibility of renewal subject to the project needs of the Cyprus Institute. The annual salary is to be internationally competitive depending on qualifications. In addition to the salary, each researcher will have career development opportunities based on their specialization, interest, experience and skills, which will include training and development at the CyI, secondments at prestigious research institutions around the world and participation in international conferences and events. 

The selected candidate will be reporting to the head of the Energy Division.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape and advance the Cyprus Institute’s and EEWRC's research agenda and especially the development of the activities on energy modelling, impacts, innovation and policy. According to his/her qualifications the selected candidate will be required to carry out activities related to:

  • The modelling, analysis, design and optimization of overall energy system configurations.
  • The analysis (in qualitative and quantitative terms using the appropriate tools and techniques) of policy scenarios for energy supply and use in Cyprus, the MENA region, the EU and internationally.
  • The active collaboration with other departments and research groups within the CyI, Cyprus, the EU and internationally on scientific areas synergistic to energy; principally the challenges posed by a changing climate.
  • The contribution to technical deliverables and other technical documents.
  • The assistance in the authoring of proposals aimed at securing competitive funds in Cyprus and internationally.
  • Any other activities in support of the research activities of the Energy Division aligned with the general expectations regarding the expertise and capabilities of successful candidates to these positions. 

 

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant scientific field
  • An educational background in one of the following or similar fields:
    • A relevant field in engineering
    • Physical sciences
    • Economics
  • Very good knowledge of programming, numerical simulations and modelling techniques.
  • Excellent understanding of physics and engineering concepts and solid mathematical  background

The following expertise is not essential but could be considered an advantage:

  • Specialized experience in one or more of the following fields
    • Energy economics
    • Energy systems analysis
    • Good knowledge of simulation techniques to simulate Energy Systems, or at least, to simulate in good detail, physical systems in general.
  • Long-term energy systems modelling and knowledge in equivalent optimization models (e.g. TIMES, MARKAL, MESSAGE, OSeMOSYS)
  • Power systems modelling
  • Renewable Energy  Systems and modalities and  in particular  of Concentrating Solar Thermal systems
  • Energy storage
  • Polygeneration and hybrid energy systems
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • A significant advantage will be the grasp of multidisciplinarity among different scientific domains and the interplay among different fields.
Application/Contact

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three references (including contact information). For further information, please contact Dr Nestor Fylaktos (n.fylaktos@cyi.ac.cy) or Dr Constantinos Taliotis (c.taliotis@cyi.ac.cy). Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Reference letters: 3

Contact persons: Dr Nestor Fylaktos; Dr Constantinos Taliotis

Reference number:  EEWRC_PDESA_19_06

Starting Date
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Closing Date
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Center
Status
Open