PhD Studentship in Heat Pumps and Demand Side Management

Applications are invited for a DEL funded PhD studentship tenable in the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, School of the Built Environment, Faculty of Art, Design and Built Environment at the Jordanstown Campus.

The University of Ulster’s Centre for Sustainable Technologies is a partner in i-STUTE – the Interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy which has been funded by the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme. It will develop technologies to reduce energy consumption and deliver cost-effective heating and cooling which will help the UK achieve its target of a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 80 per cent by 2050.  Ulster’s role is to develop advanced heat pump and thermal storage systems capable of cost effective demand side management, initially at a household level.

Candidates should have ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only. All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences or a cognate area. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s qualifications, skills experience and interests.  Successful candidates will enrol as of 1st January 2014, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £13,726 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 27th November 2013

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th December 2013

For further information on the project please contact Professor NJ Hewitt

Apply online via the ‘Apply’ button below and all supplementary documents uploaded onto the System.

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