KBS-040-21 - Research Associate

University of Kent

United Kingdom

October 18, 2021


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Research Associate Division - Kent Business School Location: Chatham

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 otherwise stated) Interview Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021 Reference: KBS-040-21

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 scenarios.

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 industrial partners.

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 kbshr@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: KBS-040-21.

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 Description Additional Information

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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

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