Architect Job: Research Assistant: Energy Revolution Research Consortium

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This Research post will be part of the Welsh School of Architecture’s (WSA) activities under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded Energy Revolution Research Consortium (EnergyREV).

EnergyREV was established in December 2018 to bring forward novel research and to accelerate uptake, value and impact of smart local energy systems. The highly interdisciplinary consortium is led by the University of Strathclyde and has involved more than 60 experts from across 22 Universities in the UK. EnergyREV are coordinating and integrating world class knowledge, research teams and facilities to provide advice, research and support for innovation and policy development to ensure the success of ‘Prospering From the Energy Revolution’ Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to deliver impact and competitive advantage associated with smart local energy systems. Cardiff University are leading the Knowledge Management, Engagement and Dissemination workpackage for EnergyREV.

EnergyREV are delivering strategic research projects that address some of the industrial challenges in developing local, investable, consumer-centred energy approaches. The Prospering From the Energy Revolution Challenge has the potential to unlock investment and create high-quality jobs and grow companies capable of exporting and make UK the lead in the energy sector.

£11million funding has been received by EnergyREV until March 2023.

The post holder will support Knowledge Management, Engagement and Dissemination and will contribute towards research within the area of deployment of Smart Local Energy Systems within the UKRI initiative EnergyREV under the Industrial Challenge Funds Prospering from the Energy Revolution. The post holder will actively work to deliver an effective programme of knowledge management, engagement and dissemination. This will include, but is not exclusive to:

•    support the maintenance and update of the EnergyREV website, working with the KMED lead and RA to ensure that it is consistently modified and developed to be relevant to a broad range of stakeholders;
•    utilise a Stakeholder Database that has been set up to manage engagement across the EnergyREV consortium and with external stakeholders;
•    support tracking and reporting on impact – including gathering information from EnergyREVs website and social media channels, including citations, engagement and impact.
•    Assist with the development of a broad range of dissemination material and consortium reports and help drive forwards a wider dissemination plan for EnergyREV;
•    Support engagement activities within and externally facing for the consortium and for different cohorts of the consortium;
•    Pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.
•    Support research to produce briefing reports with key local energy system themes.

The role will involve effective engagement with industrial, commercial, government and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally for both the EnergyREV project. It will provide the opportunity to raise awareness of the Schools profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in September, definite dates will be provided after shortlisting.

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact:

For further details about working in Cardiff University please visit the Cardiff University Website

This full-time post is available immediately and is currently fixed term until 31 March 2023.

Salary: £28,762 – £33,314 per annum (Grade 5)

Closing date: Sunday, 25 September 2022

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:” 

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