Research Associate/Fellow in power electronics for aerospace applications (2 positions available)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 11 Jul 2017

Closing Date
Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Job Type
£26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above positions to join the growing Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group at the University of Nottingham.  The PEMC group has undergone a significant period of growth and now has over 100 members, with 18 academics (including 7 full professors) and approximately 95 PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows.  The group has excellent facilities for experimental work including approximately 2500m2 of research space and a construction and testing capability up to 1MW.

The successful candidate will undertake research on power electronic converter design, control, construction and testing for a range of AC and DC aerospace applications. This post is in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering based at the Aerospace Technology Centre within the University of Nottingham.

Candidates must have a Good (2.1) first degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject. A PhD or equivalent (or near completion) and research experience in the design, control, construction and testing of DC/AC or DC/DC power converters as well as experience in PCB design and programming DSP & FPGA control platforms.  It is also expected that the candidate will demonstrate high level communication and organisational skills and an aptitude for liaison with industrial partners.

These are full-time posts, available from Summer 2017 and will be offered on an initial fixed-term contract for a period 24 months.

The Faculty of Engineering was the first in the UK to be awarded an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in Engineering (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at . 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Pat Wheeler ( Please note that applications made directly to these Email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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