University of Nottingham

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

2023-11-29 (Europe/London)
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Location:  Jubilee Campus 

Salary:  £30,487 to £45,585 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 

Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 November 2023 

Reference:  ENG496223

Applications are invited for the above research position to join the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Research Group at the University of Nottingham. The PEMC group has undergone a significant period of growth and now has over 150 members, with 18 academics (including 7 full professors) and approximately 120 PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows. The group has excellent facilities for experimental work including approximately 2500m2 of research space and a construction and testing capability up to 5MW. 

The successful candidate will conduct research in innovative electric propulsion systems for future de-carbonised, green aircraft and will support delivery of one of our new flagship EU-funded projects. In particular, the role holder will work in the areas of design, modelling and simulation, optimisation, development and laboratory testing of future aircraft electric propulsion drive systems. 

Candidates should hold or be shortly due to obtain a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics or a very closely related topic:

 · Excellent knowledge of WBG power electronic devices 

· Good understanding of control platform DSP or FPGA 

· Extensive practical experience in motor drive system hardware development and testing Good research methodology, communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with industrial partners, prepare and present reports and disseminate results of their work through academic publications and presentations.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 20 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.  Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Tao Yang ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)
University Park Nottingham, United Kingdom
Application deadline
2023-11-29 23:59 (Europe/London)
2023-11-30 00:59 (CET)
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