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Research Fellow in Electrical Power Systems for Power-Dense Applications

University of Strathclyde
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Salary range: £41,526 - £51,034

FTE: 1

Term: Fixed Term (24 months)

Closing date: 10 November 2019

The Institute for Energy and Environment (InstEE) at the University of Strathclyde has established an international reputation in electrical power engineering research https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/electronicelectricalengineering/ instituteforenergyenvironment/.  It operates within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and hosts over 270 researchers in state-of-the-art facilities including the Technology and Innovation Centre and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/powernetworksdemonstrationcentre/ . The latter offers an HV/LV MW-scale power networks test bed for industry-scale systems testing. These facilities are utilised by a significant number of industrial partnerships and programmes at Strathclyde, including the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Electrical Power Systems.

The Institute is looking to recruit a researcher to take a prominent role on a new UK-wide collaborative project, leading research into the design and protection of compact power systems in future aerospace platforms. Applicants with strong experience in the simulation or experimental development of transport electrification systems or in power electronics for grid/microgrid integration of distributed energy resources are particularly welcomed. This post will involve the researcher joining a thriving research group and working closely with leading UK aerospace industry partners, thus gaining invaluable insight to current sectoral challenges. Mentoring and financial support will be available to accelerate the growth of research areas led by the post holder, disseminate outputs in leading conferences and journals, and protect and exploit IP.

Fast-paced developments are underway in the researching of electrical power technologies and systems for more-electric aircraft and electrified flight systems, and Strathclyde researchers have established international and industrial recognition for their contributions to new aero-electrical power systems architectures, fault management and protection solutions. The postholder will lead specific areas of innovation in new power electronics based, compact power systems for a wide range of future generations of aircraft platforms, driving the attainment of new levels of system resilience, efficiency and emissions performance.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in electrical engineering, physical sciences or mathematics; or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have a deep knowledge of compact electrical power systems, including elements of: electrical power systems/power electronics design, electrical protection systems design, simulation of power systems and advanced system control. Your application should clearly identify and justify which of these you are claiming as your strengths. Your core discipline will be evidenced in a body of published research in high quality journals, and demonstrable standards of excellence in delivery, and an ability to develop research proposals and to attract funding and research students, as appropriate to the discipline. You will have an ability to plan and organise research programmes, to ensure successful completion and you will have experience of planning and organising workloads, including the ability to supervise and delegate work. You will have experience relevant to teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, an ability to work within a team environment and to lead teams, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy).

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will be held on 18/11/2019.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Graeme Burt, Director, Institute for Energy & Environment (graeme.burt@strath.ac.uk).


Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications
(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)

E1 Good First Degree and PhD (or equivalent professional experience) in electrical engineering, physical sciences or mathematics.

D1 Membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including Higher Education Academy)


E2 Knowledge and track record in power electronic systems or transport-based electrical power systems research and innovation.

E3 Appropriate experience of power systems modelling and simulation tools and/or experimental facilities.

E4 Experience relevant to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

D2 Experience of working with industry partners in relevant knowledge exchange related activities.

Job Related Skills and Achievements

E5 A body of published research in high quality journals demonstrating standards of excellence in a relevant field.

E6 Ability to develop research proposals and attract funding and students, including experience of contributing to grant applications.

E7 Ability to plan and organise research tasks and achieve successful completion, with effective dissemination and reporting.

Personal Attributes

E8 Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of internal and external audiences

E9 Ability to coordinate a number of different research tasks, and individuals.

E10 Ability to engage effectively with team members and with industry and academic partners outside the University.


Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-11-10

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