Research Associate / Fellow in Power Electronics and Control for Aerospace Applications

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Power Electronics and Control for Aerospace Applications (Fixed term)


Closing Date:Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Job Type:Research


Salary:£27511 to £36914 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited for the above position to join the growing Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group at the University of Nottingham. The PEMC group has undergone a significant period of growth and now has over 100 members, with 20 academics (including 8 full professors) and approximately 90 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 1MW.

The successful candidate will undertake research on a new-generation ice-protection systems for future aircrafts, based on smart control of integrated electro-thermal system. The developed system will include a control unit to implement the designed control logic that will govern a set of solid-stage power switches to perform a smooth control of integrated thermal mats. The work will also include development of DC Solid-State Power Controllers (SSPCs) and intensive experiments including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests of the developed system Solid-State The successful candidate and will have the opportunity to work closely with a major aerospace company. This post is in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering based at the Aerospace Technology Centre within the University of Nottingham.

Candidates must have a Good (2.i) first degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject, a PhD or equivalent (or near completion) and research experience in areas of power electronics and control for aircraft applications, good programming skills, strong experience in PCB design, and practical experience in relevant areas, including SSPCs and HIL testing. It is also expected that the candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and an aptitude for liaison with industrial partners.

This full-time (36.25 hour) post is available on a fixed term basis until 31st July 2022. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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