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Research Fellow in Rotordynamic Control (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: ENG318319

Location: Jubilee Campus


£30,395 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The position of a Research Fellow is available in the Faculty of Engineering for a 30-month period to progress an ongoing study on the rotordynamics of electrical machines. The position arises from a research grant recently awarded by EPSRC under the “Prosperity Partnerships” scheme and the work will be closely associated with Rolls-Royce plc. The main driving force behind this work is the now-rapid progress being made in the electrification of aerospace propulsion. It is becoming recognised that the rotating electrical machines that will be used either as propulsor drives or as electricity generators embedded within gas-turbines can be exploited nicely as sources of transverse force (forces perpendicular to the axis of rotation).

Candidates must hold a good (1st class honours or 2:1) first degree in electrical engineering or combined electro-mechanical engineering. Exceptionally, a mechanical engineering graduate with an appropriate PhD could be eligible but no other candidates will be considered. Candidates must hold a PhD in some aspect of electrical machine design/analysis or in rotordynamics where active magnetic bearings or electrical machines had a strong influence.

The selection process will explore strengths in vibration and rotordynamics, magnetic circuit analysis and understanding and ability to implement control. Mathematical modelling skills and the ability to implement complex engineering calculations in some suitable computational environment (preferably MATLAB) will be valued. Excellent communication skills in English are essential.  

The work will be led by Professor Seamus Garvey at the University of Nottingham within the Gas Turbines and Transmissions Research Centre and will involve at least some interaction with the electrical engineering department.

This position is available on a fixed term, full time basis for 30 months. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. S. D. Garvey (email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email will not be accepted.

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