Research Fellow - Power Electronics


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 27th September 2017
Closes: 26th October 2017
Reference: 1682481

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

You will join the world renowned WMG at the University of Warwick to work on power electronics projects funded by Innovate UK and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in collaboration with a range of industrial partners. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional reputation within a leading research environment at the forefront of technology.

Working within the Advanced Propulsion Systems Group, you will assist the delivery of research work in the field of power electronics. The emphasis will be on the design, construction and deployment of high efficiency power conversion for wind power and battery energy storage systems at power levels of 1 kW up to 100 kW. There is an expectation that the converters will be based on new wide band gap semiconductors.

You will have proven research experience and well developed communication and collaboration skills to provide the interface between industry, academic partners and the project management team, and will assist the project team and external collaborators in the successful execution of the projects.

You will be educated to MSc level and ideally have relevant industrial experience, and also possess a PhD in an engineering related discipline.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.