Research Associate in Condition Monitoring of Electrical Machines

University of Sheffield - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and is also home to the UK’s EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies. The Department currently has 46 academic staff including 22 Professors and a number of other teaching, research and support staff. We have a student community of approximately 800 students comprised of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. The Department's teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge. The world-class laboratories are available to undergraduates and postgraduates.

This post funded by an industrial collaborator is based within the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD). You will join a team, working very closely with academic and industrial partners, to address key research challenges for insulation health monitoring of electrical machines fed by power electronic converters with particular focus on modelling high frequency behaviour of machine insulation impedance and experimental testing. The project requires in-depth knowledge on machine insulation and electric drives as well as good electronic design, embedded programming and experimental skills.

The post provides an ideal opportunity to undertake high quality research in collaboration with leading researchers in the field. The post holder will be encouraged and supported to attend international conferences, and to publish research findings in learned society journals.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD or working towards a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in electrical drives, condition monitoring of electrical machines or power electronics. A strong scientific background in condition monitoring, electric drives and power electronics is essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Closing date: 7 April 2018

Fixed term until 31 December 2018 with a start date of 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible afterwards.

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