Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxford

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering at Science Begbroke Science Park. The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term until 31 January 2020.

You will develop power electronic circuitry for a diamond-based radiation harvesting device. The energy accumulated will be used to power environmental sensors and to provide burst transmission of wireless data. This project presents excellent opportunities to develop energy harvesting systems for a unique device in a unique environment and see the resulting designs tested on-site at nuclear facilities in Sellafield (UK) and the Kyoto research reactor (Japan). As part of the role you will also become involved in the wider energy storage work in the Energy and Power Group, for example in the area of power electronics for grid-scale energy storage.

You should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in electrical or electronic engineering or a similar area. You should possess knowledge and skills in, electronics design, simulation, prototyping and testing in a research environment, included experience of embedded programming. Experience in the area of energy harvesting, power electronics and energy storage is desirable but not required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dan Rogers using the email address below. Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 16 October 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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