Opportunities arise as new grants or consultancy projects are awarded to CEEM. As a result, we are always interested to hear from people that may wish to work for us in the future. In this case, please email us your details and CV.


3 x Research Associate / Senior Research Associates

- Level A/B - $91,743– A$121,478k per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
- Fixed Term (Project ends December 2020)
- Full-time position (35 hours per week)

The Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will engage in industry and network partners and contribute to research and development in one or more of the following key tasks:

Integration of DER, including modelling operations, utility and market opportunity, quantification of value to stakeholders, identification of highest-risk assumptions and plan for test and validation of assumptions
Algorithm development, including an adaption of state-of-the-art hardware control algorithms, optimisation for speed and cost, integration of algorithms for multiple devices and learning of user habits
Behavioural Economics and User Experience, including influences on decision to purchase and continued engagement with DREDs and associated user interfaces and understanding of user preferences in DRED control, including the degree of automation, balance of comfort, reliability, $ savings, emissions savings and socialised grid support and other factors that affect the balance between user control and automation
Use cases for living and history behind the meter data, including the interaction of distributed energy generation and the influence of DREDs on grid dynamics including frequency and voltage excursions.

To be successful in this role you will have:

PhD (or soon to be awarded) or equivalent in Photovoltaics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Behavioural Economics or a related field;
Experience in renewables or energy industry or research programmes;
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision;
Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity;
Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships;
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students;
Good understanding of lean product development principles and the ability to deliver research outcomes that guide real and immediate industrial applications;

More information on the job and how to apply can be found here.

Advertised: 30 Jul 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 13 Aug 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time