3 December 2019

Join our team of world-leading academics

The Energy Institute is inviting applications from exceptional candidates to be part of our team of talented researchers. We are currently recruiting for a Professorial and Senior Research Fellow.


The Energy Institute is one of four flagship research institutes launched by the University of Sheffield in 2019 to tackle the biggest global challenges through pioneering real world solutions. We are now looking to recruit two Fellows to each of our flagship institutes - one Professorial Fellow and one Senior Research Fellow.

We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research profile and clear potential as a future academic leader. You would have clear targets for research and leadership development over a five-year period. At the end of that five-year period, following the achievement of your research plans, you would progress to a full position within one of our academic departments, while remaining a key member of the Energy Institute.

During your first five years, you will focus almost exclusively on developing your research profile, pursuing opportunities for high profile external grants, producing an array of high quality publications and exploring opportunities for partnership building and knowledge exchange and demonstrating the impact of your research.

For further information and to apply visit:

Senior Research Fellowship

Professorial Fellowship

Closing date: 16th January 2020

Our research

The newly launched University of Sheffield Energy Institute is doing research differently. We have brought together 300 researchers to create a truly interdisciplinary institute that can be more responsive to the demands of industry and the needs of society.

The Energy Institute is conducting research in the following areas:

Circular economy
Looking beyond the current take-make-dispose industrial model, our research creates supply chains that are resource and energy efficient.

Conventional power
We are finding ways to reduce and even eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry.

Electrical energy storage
We are researching energy storage facilitates and grid balancing, enabling greater use of energy from renewable sources, lowering costs and reducing our carbon footprint.

Nuclear power generates electricity without producing greenhouse gases. Our research ensures this can be done safely, securely and sustainably.

Our wind power research centre is aligned with Siemens-Gamesa and is the only industrially-led design facility for wind generators in the UK.

National scale facilities

Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC)
This supports the development of resource sustainable supply chains by proposing new ways of reducing risk for partners in overcoming the challenges of resource availability.

Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications (CREESA)
The Centre hosts the UK’s only research-led, large-scale, energy storage test facility. It includes battery digitisation with reference to Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC)
The NAMRC provides a range of supply chain development support to help manufacturers enter the nuclear market and compete worldwide.

Pilot-scale Advanced CO2 Capture Technology (PACT)
This is a national scale specialist R&D facility for combustion and carbon capture technology research for power generation and industrial applications.

Sheffield Siemens Renewable Energy Research Centre
The first of its kind in the UK, the centre focuses on developing the most reliable and efficient wind turbine generators.

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.