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Research Associate in Applied Superconductivity for Electric Aircraft (Fixed Term)

University of Bath - Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 Grade 7, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 21st March 2023
Job Ref: CF10112R

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in the electrification of aviation, we are seeking an exceptional Research Associate to work as part of a collaborative project with Airbus and Universities for net-zero aviation.

As a central member of the team, the objective is to deliver superconducting fault current limiters and its cryogenic cooling system, and superconducting power equipment for large-scale electric aircraft. 

We are looking for a motivated Research Associate who can communicate and work collaboratively with the academic and industrial partners in this large consortium project. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or relevant areas. You will be expected to assist in the delivery of the project work packages, undertaking the research activity under the guidance of the principal investigator.

About the role and expertise requested:

You will focus on superconducting fault current limiters and cryogenic cooling system, and superconducting power equipment for large-scale electric aircraft. You will have prior expertise in design of large-scale superconducting devices, including skills for the finite element analysis and experimental characterizations of superconducting coils. Knowledge of cryogenic cooling system and thermal design is a plus.

For more information:

There is one position available which is full time (36.5 hours per week) and are being offered on a fixed term contract basis for an expected duration of 18 months ideally starting ASAP. In your application please include a full CV, including a publications list and qualifications.

For informal enquires please contact Dr Xiaoze Pei by email at x.pei@bath.ac.uk.

The Department of Electronical and Electrical Engineering holds a Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected & encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, & backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community.

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