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Research Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow, Modeling Solar Energy Adoption

Support research and development activities within the National Priorities Research Program project on Modeling Solar Energy Adoption (NPRP9-063-5-007) funded by the Qatar National Research Fund.

Key result areas

  • Design and implement computational models of renewable energy systems that integrate technical, social and economic factors.
  • Design and implement knowledge bases relevant to models of renewable energy systems.
  • Collect and analyze data relevant to models of renewable energy systems.
  • Support the design and implementation of web applications to make available computational models of renewable energy systems as decision support software platforms.
  • Support the evaluation of renewable energy decision-support systems in real-world application scenarios with stakeholders.
  • Document the technical work carried out in internal reports and refereed publications.
  • Participate in project management and coordination activities.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Strong knowledge & experience in the area of agent-based modeling.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy economics and policy.
  • Strong background in software engineering and computer programming.
  • Experience in data acquisition methods and data mining.
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Information/Computer Science with focus on renewable energy, or equivalent. 

Company description

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is a mission-driven national research institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), member of Qatar Foundation. QEERI was established in 2011 with the mandate of leading the national Energy and Water Security Grand Challenges, aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 strategy. QEERI works in close collaboration with the local public and private sectors, and is home to internationally renowned researchers. QEERI’s focused research and capacity building efforts support the State of Qatar in moving towards a knowledge-based economy. For additional information visit QEERI's home page at http://www.qeeri.org.qa. 

Duration/PeriodThree years
Deadline30/11/2017 23:00
KeywordsAgent-based modeling; solar energy adoption; renewable energy policy; renewable energy economics; building-integrated photovoltaics.;

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