Research Fellow in Electric Vehicle Market Optimisation Ref 8584

School/department: Engineering and Informatics / Engineering and Design
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 23 months, or until 31st May 2024, depending on full time / part time working pattern
Reference: 8584
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 09 May 2022
Closing date: 02 June 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The Department of Engineering and Design carries out high-quality research activities over several strategic research areas. We have excellent facilities and laboratories, and 88% of our research outputs and 90% of our research impact are categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

We are seeking to fill a research post for an exciting research project that we participate in. The details are as follows: 

  • We are one of the 32 partners involved in the major EU H2020-funded project eCharge4Drivers (
  • eCharge4Drivers works to improve the Electric-Vehicle (EV) charging experience in urban areas and on interurban corridors, making it more convenient for users to go green!
  • The Sussex team is responsible for leading the development of EV charging market models of user charging behaviour. Data from the project’s demonstrators and modelling techniques will be used to increase charging infrastructure and services uptake.
  • We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to lead the above task.

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Develop advanced mathematical and engineering modelling techniques that also transcend several other fields (such as behavioural science, finance) and cover most aspects of EV charging, from the user perspective.
  • Participate in a supportive research environment, which values diversity and the wellbeing and professional development of researchers.
  • Engage with major international partners from across Europe, at the forefront of EV research.

You will bring good analytical skills and the ability to translate abstract concepts to novel mathematical models. You will also be able to communicate these concepts and models professionally, in written and oral form, to academic, policy and non-academic audiences. The full list of requirements can be found in the further particulars.

Please contact Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos ( for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8584 [PDF 190.29KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

  • This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.
  • Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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