Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Electrical Power Engineering

Applications are invited for the post of a postdoctoral research fellow to join the research team at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton.

The successful applicant must have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in the area of electrical behaviour of high voltage plant such as XLPE power cables. Expertise in the analysis of both laboratory and site data, and the use of numerical modelling tools would also be highly desirable. The role will involve conducting research on an industrially funded research project on power cable status as well as supporting the enterprise agenda of the laboratory. In addition to the above specific research experience, the successful applicant should also be able to present research results at group meetings and conferences, generate project reports, write up research results for publication in leading peer-viewed journals and to work proactively with colleagues across the laboratory to achieve the required project outcomes. The nature of the role will require working across disciplines and will include strong engagement with the sponsor. Excellent organisational and communication skills are a requirement.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For further information, including more details of the project, please contact: 

Prof George Chen 
Head of Electrical Power Engineering Research Group
Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences 
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5166 

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 955417FP on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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