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Energy modeling with focus on long-term scenarios - Ref 18PDR080
University de São Paulo

Date Posted Jun. 21, 2018
Title Energy modeling with focus on long-term scenarios - Ref 18PDR080
University University de São Paulo More About This Institution...
Department Institute of Energy and Environment
Application Deadline Jul. 22, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
  • Post-Doc
  • Transportation Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Risk Management & Financial Engineering
    Risk Management & Financial Engineering
    Energy Technology
    Energy Technology
    Engineering - Other
    Engineering - Other
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This Post-doctoral project is expected to be developed in collaboration with researchers from Projects 23 and 25 of the Programme of Economics and Energy Policies at University of São Paulo’s (USP) Research Centre for Gas Innovation – RCGI (summary of these projects in found in the RCGI website at ). Candidates with Energy Modelling expertise will work with convergent models for the Brazilian energy reality elaborating alternative medium and long-term scenarios Candidates must demonstrate experience in energy technology cost evaluation and ability to estimate future energy demand, so knowledge in statistics, econometrics and LEAP and TIMES platforms are positive factors.
Projects 23 and 25 of RCGI deal with future energy scenarios for Brazil assuming alternative Natural Gas demand perspectives in different economic segments such as industrial, residential, commercial, transportation and energy sector.

The Pos-doctoral candidate will interact with researchers from those projects providing strong background on: (i) energy modelling technologies, (ii) cost assessment of energy technologies; (iii) development of energy planning models considering the various sectors of the economy; (iv) analysis of the medium and long-term trends in energy supply and demand for Brazil in aggregate terms, as well as on a sectoral / regional basis, considering the various sectors of the economy; (v) studies on the use of compressed and / or liquefied natural gas in the transportation sector.
Candidates should be familiar with energy simulation and optimization models. The exercises applied to the Brazilian energy reality will allow the construction of long-term energy scenarios and the analysis of different projections for the growth of energy demand for energy and natural gas in all economic sectors. Logistical costs must be assessed for additional infrastructure needed.
Modelling approaches will have to take into consideration estimate potential of different energy sources, such as natural gas, hydrogen, biomethane, ant other renewable source . Logistical costs must be assessed for additional infrastructure needed.

Among alternative scenarios, candidates are expected to consider cases addressing decarbonisation strategies for Brazil, including replacements of natural gas by growing biomethane offers as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Candidates must prove writing skills with publications in high impact international journals and are expected to co-author scientific articles together with RCGI’s projects teams.

The candidate, after an international selection, will be in charge of working on modelling of energy scenarios and, the use of natural gas on transport.

The researcher is expected to develop his/her research jointly with the other researchers of the mentioned projects, in order to allow him/her to receive the inputs needed for the research and to offer the adequate results to all involved projects as described above.

This interface proposed for the projects will be extremely significant, allowing a more productive use of human resources and contributing to achieve more rapidly the different objectives of each project.

Information about the FELLOWSHIP

The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7.174,80 monthly payed in Reais and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity, as well as displacement funding, if necessary and applicable. More information about the fellowship is at:

More information and application at: REFERENCE 18PDR080

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Contact Information

  • Karen Mascarenhas
    Human Resources
    University De São Paulo
    Av Prof Mello Moraes, 2231
    Cidade Universitaria - Butanta
    Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-030
  • +551126486271


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