University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Research Fellow in AI for Energy Systems Optimization

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Post Title: Research Fellow in AI for Energy Systems Optimization

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Engineering

FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term (2 years)

Salary: UH7 £37,099 pa with potential to progress to £44,263 pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, UK

The Research Fellow will join the Intelligent Control Autonomous Systems (ICAS) lab of the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Engineering, University of Hertfordshire. The post will be funded by Innovate UK as part of a collaborative project with UK and international academic and industrial partners.

Main duties and responsibilities

This role will require you to support the Principal Investigator in achieving the project milestones, attend project meetings as required and to undertake the development of software AI tools. You will be required to handle data management and analysis as required and to contribute to the design and organization of the R&D project. The post holder will assist with project administration and with collating and writing publications, the project reports and working papers.

Skills and experience required

Significant experience in Artificial Intelligence for optimization and Machine Learning, knowledge and experience in AI/ML frameworks (TensorFlow, Scikit- Learn, PyTorch, etc) and developing AI/ML projects. Experience and knowledge in AI/ML for energy systems and smart grids are desirable. Knowledge in continual and multitask learning and the ability to write up research results for publication in high quality peer-viewed journals.

The post holder must be able to organise their own research activities to deadline and quality standards. Self-motivation with competence to meet deadlines are key skills required.

Applicants must also possess the ability to understand complex problems requiring in-depth knowledge and to be able to collaborate with others. Excellent interpersonal, and organizational skills are also essential. The ability to implement specialized innovative ideas into code, and excellent written and oral communication, and IT skills are required.

Qualifications required

An undergraduate honours degree at a minimum 2:2 (or equivalent) and a PhD (or equivalent qualification) degree in Engineering (Electronics /Electrical) or Computer Science or close to completion of PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva) in a relevant subject area, or equivalent experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Iosif Mporas ([email protected])

Closing Date : 29 February 2024.

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 057595

Date advert placed: To be completed by HR

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Research Fellow in AI for Energy Systems Optimization


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


February 10, 2024

Application deadline

February 29, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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