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Division - Kent Business School
Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Grade: Grade 7
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 31/05/2022
Release Date: Monday 11 October 2021
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 October 2021 (unless
Interview Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021
Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on the
research project “Dover Clean Ferry Power (DCFP): Techno-Economic
Feasibility Analysis of Electric Power Solutions for Port of Dover Ferries”,
funded by Department for Transport (DfT) through Innovate UK. This is an
interdisciplinary project, involving the application of Operational Research
and Management Science tools and techniques in forecasting the ‘demand' for
electric power by the new hybrid ferries at Port of Dover (PoD), the future
additions to the fleet and the potential future electrification of existing
diesel ferries, and identifying potential ‘supply' solutions based on
different local energy generation and storage, and shore battery charging
The post is full-time at the Centre for Logistics and Heuristics Optimisation
(CLHO) at Kent Business School, and will have a duration of up to 6 months.
The successful candidate will be experienced at the appropriate level for the
complexity of the research proposed and will have a PhD (or be in the final
stages of their PhD) in Operational Research, Management Science, Business
Analytics, Mathematics, Energy Systems, Energy Management, or other related
fields. Candidates with background in modelling supply chains, simulation,
stochastic and robust optimisation, combinatorial/discrete optimisation are
also invited to apply. The candidate should preferably have a good
understanding of Linear Programming and mathematical modelling in optimisation
software and should be willing to carry out interdisciplinary research in the
area of energy systems and maritime transport.
This research will be done in close collaboration with other project partners
including PoD, P&O ferries, the University of Warwick through WMG, and
Schneider Electric, and the role requires the candidate to take the initiative
to learn about and apply new knowledge from beyond their discipline and be
ready to work within an interdisciplinary consortium of academic and
Kent Business School is an international Business School, with a global
reputation for delivering research and teaching excellence. We are proud to be
part of the 1% of global business schools worldwide to gain 'Triple Crown'
accreditation from three top business organisations: European Quality
Improvement System (EQUIS) from the European Foundation for Management
Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Kent Business School is one of the leading Schools in the UK for academic
research (in the REF2014 we ranked 25th for research intensity) and business
engagement (gained the Small Business Charter Award in 2018). Our commitment
to gender equality was recognised by our 2020 Athena SWAN bronze award.
As a dual-intensive Business School, our distinctiveness comes from a forward-
thinking approach to business education. We place sustainable innovation at
the heart of our educational outlook, underpinned by world-class research. We
are interdisciplinary by nature, bringing innovative solutions to real world
issues. We are integrated into the local business community as a hub for
knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations
and global partnerships benefit students, businesses and the community.
Interviews are to be held: w/c 25 October 2021.
Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply
for this post. If you require further information regarding the application
process please contact KBS HR on email@example.com quoting ref number:
For informal discussion only, please contact Dr Ramin Raeesi
(R.Raeesi@kent.ac.uk), Lecturer in Management Science.
We particularly welcome applications from female candidates as they are under-
represented at this level in this area Further details: Job
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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent
redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee
as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward
Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs
or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely
From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already
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