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Position: PhD Studentship: Smart Cooking Solutions for ALL (SCS4ALL)
Institution: University College London
Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: This research will build on the innovative work of BBOXX, a next generation utility unlocking potential through energy access. With headquarters in London and operations in 12 countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Togo, DRC and Pakistan BBOXX offers pay-as-you-go solar power. At the heart of BBOXX is their pioneering management platform, called Pulse, which continuously collects data and insights. BBOXX are exploring the potential to use their management platforms to enable improved access to LPG to have a positive impact on households who currently use charcoal
Requirements: The applicants should possess a good honours degree (1st Class or 2: 1 minimum) in civil, renewable energy, electrical, energy, environmental engineering discipline with relevant experience in international development and strong writing skills, quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills along with programming skills for Python. We also invite applicants from geography and planning background who can demonstrate relevant engineering and programming experience
   
Text: PhD Studentship: Smart Cooking Solutions for ALL (SCS4ALL) , - Ref:1804683 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3.5 years Stipend ?17,280 per annum Vacancy Information Applications are invited for a PhD studentship jointly funded by BBOXX and UCL Engineering. The studentship is for a full-time doctorate over three and a half years. The scholarship covers UCL registration fees and provides a stipend of ?17,280 per annum tax free. Research equipment and part travel expenses for one trip per annum will also be covered under the funding. Studentship Description The lack of access to modern energy services continues to be the reality for over a billion people worldwide. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 65% of the population (37% in urban and over 80% in rural areas) live off the grid and have to rely on polluting fuels such as candles, kerosene, charcoal and wood for lighting and cooking. There is a growing need for research into innovative solutions for making clean cooking fuels accessible. This research will build on the innovative work of BBOXX ( https://www.bboxx.co.uk/ ), a next generation utility unlocking potential through energy access. With headquarters in London and operations in 12 countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Togo, DRC and Pakistan BBOXX offers pay-as-you-go solar power. At the heart of BBOXX is their pioneering management platform, called Pulse, which continuously collects data and insights. BBOXX are exploring the potential to use their management platforms to enable improved access to LPG to have a positive impact on households who currently use charcoal. Person Specification The applicants should possess a good honours degree (1st Class or 2:1 minimum) in civil, renewable energy, electrical, energy, environmental engineering discipline with relevant experience in international development and strong writing skills, quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills along with programming skills for Python. We also invite applicants from geography and planning background who can demonstrate relevant engineering and programming experience. Eligibility Applications are invited from UK and EU members, residing in UK. Applicants must meet EPSRC eligibility requirements found here http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility/ Applicants should send a covering letter and CV to priti.parikh@ucl.ac.uk . The successful applicant will then have to apply online to UCL by submitting the PhD application form, available from http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk/Research/Pages/default.aspx . Please name Dr. Priti Parikh as the proposed supervisor. Contact name Priti Parikh Contact details priti.parikh@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 30 Jun 2019 Studentship Start Date 1 October 2019 Studentship further particulars
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