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Research Officer (Fixed Term Contract)

Leeds Beckett University - School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing

Location: Leeds
Salary: £30,046 to £33,797 Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th October 2020
Closes: 30th November 2020
Job Ref: REQ0000429

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a pivotal role in an EPSRC funded research project as a research fellow. This post will be available from November 2020 and offered an initial 15-month appointment, with a high possibility of being extended.  

Control systems and faults diagnosis are essential to improve the safety and reliability of safety-critical systems, such as nuclear power plants, aircrafts, etc.  The EPSRC funded project will design robust control systems to tolerate faults and develop data-driven methods for faults diagnosis in nuclear power plants.

A PhD in control systems design with the knowledge of data driven modelling would be desirable. A track record of research achievement (or progress towards it) is sought.

You will be responsible for designing fault tolerant control systems for nuclear power plants, simulating sensors and actuator faults in a MATLAB/Simulink environment, and developing data-driven methods for faults diagnosis (preferable using neural networks). You will also write software to implement proposed solutions which will be evaluated and used in the power plants. You will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal papers and liaise with the project partners to develop novel approaches. A mentoring role will be provided by academics who have substantial track record in data driven modelling and control systems design.

Any informal inquiry, please email to Professor Jiamei Deng:

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020 (Midnight)

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Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.  

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