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Job – Research Fellow, Geothermal Energy Solutions – University of Leeds, England

The University of Leeds has an open Research Fellow position for the assessment of the geothermal potential at the university and the wider Leeds City area.

The University of Leeds in England has opening for a Research Fellow in Geosolutions: Geothermal Energy Solutions for the University of Leeds and Leeds City Region. Applications for the post will be accepted until November 15, 2022.

This post is focused on assessment and implementation of geothermal energy related solutions for the University of Leeds and the wider Leeds City area. The University has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and skills to be applied to these areas as it works together with the Sustainability Research Institute and the Priestley International Centre for Climate, towards a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions future for the campus and for Leeds City.

This position focuses on identifying and quantifying the potential for geothermal energy use and storage at the University of Leeds campus and in the wider Leeds City area. This position is supported by a 1 year Research assistant. You will work closely with the Research Fellow in Geosolutions: Social science, governance and business models for local and regional geothermal energy use.

Key geoscience questions to addressed within the project include:

•    How would a geothermal system beneath the University of Leeds campus produce and recharge its energy and fluids?

•    What potential would this system have for sustainable energy storage and extraction?

•    How would this site act as an exemplar (pilot program) for geothermal heat and storage across the wider city of Leeds?

Results from this project will flow directly into the two associated research projects:

1)    Social science questions with focus on geothermal energy (post of Research Fellow in Sustainable Geosolutions: governance, public perception and business models for local and regional geothermal energy use);

2)    Data analytics to maximise the use of the subsurface for geosolutions with minimum additional costs (part of a future Research Fellow in Sustainable Geosolutions: Using Data Analytics for Cost-efficient Use of the Subsurface for the Energy Transition).

For more details on the position and the links to the points of contact, you may visit the official University of Leeds job post. More details are also available in the Candidate Brief.

Source: University of Leeds

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