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Research Associate in Transformer Ageing Marker Behaviour

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester, Hybrid
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 25th March 2024
Job Ref: SAE-024925

Job reference: SAE-024925
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 25/03/2024
Contract Duration: From 1 April 2024 for 18 months
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

We are currently seeking three Research Associates to work collaboratively on a project relating to transformer end-of-life prediction based on different approaches including modelling, experiments and data analysis techniques. Each post is for 18 months. Due to the different research skills and knowledge required, there are three separate adverts for these different roles. This project is funded by NGET under the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funding mechanism and is called “Detailed Analysis of Transformer Ageing Mechanisms for Intelligent Estimation of Reliability - DATAMINER”. The project is led by Prof. Zhongdong Wang (Principal Investigator) with support from Prof. Qiang Liu, Prof. Paul Jarman and Dr. Shanika Matharage (Co-Investigators). This advert is for the position focused on the EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE PARTITIONING OF PAPER AGEING INDICATORS. The research will be performed at the new UoM Engineering Campus Development on Oxford Road in Manchester, however some travel to the project partners National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) to discuss the work and present findings will also be expected.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme.
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays.
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period.
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here.

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Shanika Matharage and Prof. Zhongdong Wang
Email: shanika.matharage@manchester.ac.uk ; zhongdong.wang@manchester.ac.uk 

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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