Research Fellow (Microgrid and Propulsion System)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jul 2024

11 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

31 Jul 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry demands while working on research projects in SIT. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an industry innovation research project where you will be part of the research team to perform modelling and real-time simulation of electric vessel’s onboard microgrid and propulsion system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI and the research team members to develop an onboard microgrid simulation model with energy management.
  • Work with research team to deliver the work scope and undertake these responsibilities in the project.

Work Responsibilities:

  • Develop a detailed electrical model of the e-vessel microgrid (power system) based on the concept design in a simulation environment such as Matlab/Simulink.
  • Design and develop an intelligent energy management system for the e-vessel microgrid for coordinated control of multiple energy sources considering cost, carbon, and operation constraints.
  • Operate the simulated electrical model on a real-time system such as Typhoon power-in-loop and Opal-RT systems with physical real connections to the EMS controller to perform deterministic simulations for unit, sub-system and whole system verification and validation.
  • Implement and carry out simulation studies for onboard microgrid and connection to shore charging infrastructure.
  • Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.
  • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment and assist in laboratory management.
  • Mentor students involved in the research project
  • For those hired at senior levels, management responsibilities may be included

Job Requirements

  • Have a PhD’s degree or above in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized University. Major in Power Engineering will be advantageous.
  • Minimum 3 year of relevant experience in modelling and energy management algorithm development using MATLAB/Simulink for microgrid applications.
  • Knowledge on control is highly preferred.
  • Have experience and commitment to supervising student projects and providing training.
  • Self-motivated team player and good project management skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Key Competencies

  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with people within and external to the university.
  • Self-directed learner who believes in continuous learning and development
  • Proficient in technical writing and presentation
  • Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Show strong initiative and take ownership of work

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