|Salary:||From £35,333 per annum starting salary, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £42,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||17th April 2023|
The School of Engineering is looking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated Postdoctoral Senior Research Associate in Electrical Machines. You will be working on design, build and test of a novel brushless electrical machine for variable speed drive applications. The position is initially research-focussed but you will be mentored, over the latter part of the contract, in teaching, research supervision, winning funding and other competencies needed to progress to an academic role in your future career.
The research will involve developing a complete and optimised design tool for the electrical machine which can provide detailed design specifications and predict the machine’s performance at design stage. The design tool will be developed from a combination of the analytical and numerical finite element modelling and simulation. Extensive electromagnetic, thermal, and noise and vibration modelling and analysis will be required to carry out on the machine at design stage. Subsequent prototyping and testing of the optimised design are expected to be carried out in this project to validate the design targets. You will also assist the Principal Investigator in supervising undergraduate and PhD students and preparing research proposals.
You will have a PhD in Electrical Machines or related discipline (or within 6 months of award); experience with sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in electrical machines (both permanent magnet and induction-typed machines), power electronics and control system engineering. Hands on experience on electrical machines testing and instrumentation is essential.
You will also need to demonstrate advanced skills and extensive experience in Matlab/Simulink, finite element analysis (FEA) using commercial software packages, and multi-layer and high frequency PCB design. A strong publication record of outstanding research, excellent communication skills, experience of managing own workload are essential. Knowledge in advanced electronic circuit design and prototyping would be welcomed but not essential.
Your potential to develop as an independent researcher and educator, as described in the post description and person specification, will also be evaluated during the recruitment process.
This post is available from 1 June 2023 on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 36 months.
UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although this role is advertised on a full-time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview.
Further information on our great benefits package, including 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time), can be found on our benefits page.
Closing date: Monday 17 April 2023.
To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at: https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/
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