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Electricity Market Modelling - Senior Research Associate

Job ID 55579

About the role

  • $118K - $132K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 3 years
  • Full-time

UNSW Australia is seeking a Senior Research Associate to help lead our work in modelling the technical, economic and commercial challenges and opportunities of a future electricity market with growing penetrations of renewable generation and other distributed energy options. The role will be located within the University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and interdisciplinary Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets. You will be part of a growing team of academics, post-doctoral researchers and post-graduate research students exploring these challenges using a range of power system and electricity market modelling tools, and contributing to our understanding of low-carbon transformation options, issues, challenges and opportunities in the Australian National Electricity Market and other electricity industries around the world.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • expertise in technical, economic and commercial(market) modelling of electricity industry operation and investment including at least some aspects of large scale renewables integration, distributed resources options and both transmission and distribution networks. Expertise in including uncertainty in such modelling will be highly regarded.
  • experience in post-doctoral research – this is a senior research position and we are seeking someone who already has three years or more relevant research experience. Electricity industry experience will also be highly regarded.
  • A PhD in electrical engineering or a related discipline involving at least some aspects of electricity industry modelling with renewable generation and other distributed resources such as energy storage and demand-side participation.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.


Associate Professor Iain MacGill

E: i.macgill[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

T: (61 2) 9385 4920

Applications close: 28 February 2016