Postgraduate jobs

Research, development and innovation are at the heart of EDF and our ambition to help the UK achieve Net Zero. 

EDF R&D UK works in partnership with universities to offer research opportunities, giving students the chance to develop their academic qualifications whilst gaining experience in the energy sector. 

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  • Join our UK Research & Development centre of excellence

  • Opportunities will be advertised here when available during the year

  • Gain an insight into the energy sector

Why complete a postgraduate research project with EDF?

A centre of technical excellence

The UK R&D Centre is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D network and works across the whole value chain of electricity; successfully leading on millions of pounds worth of international projects. 

Get ahead in your field

We work in partnership with universities so you can develop your academic qualifications, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Engineering Doctorate (EngD), whilst learning from international R&D experts. 

R&D Projects

Our international team is engaged in projects across all energy aspects including Nuclear, Climate Change, Off Shore Wind, Energy Systems, Flexibility & Storage, Zero Emissions Mobility, Low Carbon Hydrogen and Smart Digital Technologies. 

Our R&D Projects

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Helping rural communities benefit from electric vehicles

We want to make sure rural communities also benefit from the electrification of transport. So we’re delighted that our R&D UK Centre’s Rural Electric Mobility Enabler (REME) project has won funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Innovate UK to help do just that!

Led by EDF, the project is breaking down technological and commercial barriers to the roll-out of EV infrastructure in remote rural areas. 

Working closely with Field Dynamics, DG Cities, Bonnet, and Devon County Council we’re creating innovative solutions to build the EV infrastructure of the future, wherever it’s needed. 

Learn more about EDF's REME project

R&D mobilised to meet the challenges of floating offshore wind energy

Connections, maintenance and environmental impact are all key issues to which R&D is fully committed. Marie Berthelot, Head of R&D Renewables and Offshore Wind R&D project leader at the R&D UK Centre, focusses on the area of maintenance.

Maintaining and repairing moving infrastructures on the high seas is an extraordinary technical and logistical challenge. The aim is to ensure the safety of operators and reduce maintenance costs.

Through a variety of projects,  this team is committed to the overall objective of helping Britain achieve Net Zero.

Challenges of floating offshore wind

R&D UK Centre wins exciting Hydrogen competition bid

We are proud to announce that the R&D UK Centre have successfully won a Zero Emission Road Transport competition bid thanks to support from Midlands Engine, the Energy Research Accelerator and Cenex.

The funding competition is run by Innovate UK on behalf of the Department of Transport and will invest up to £10 million into Hydrogen truck innovation projects across the UK.

Read more in our R&D blog

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Diversity and Inclusion

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours.

At EDF we will not tolerate any behaviour that does not uphold our Everyone’s Welcome vision.

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