Post-doctoral Research Associate - School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Post-doctoral Research Associate (Permanent with funding for 8 months)
School / Service
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Engineering
Salary Range (£)
38017 to 38017
Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.
City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.
In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.
Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made signiﬁcant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will work at the Optical Fibre Sensor Research Group at the Institute of Sensors and Instrumentation at City. The PDRA will work together with our industrial partner, Dynex Semiconductor Ltd, to integrate optical fibre sensors into power electronics manufacturing process thus creating ‘smart’ power modules. This appointment is for 8 months (with potential for extension) and is available from 1st January 2021. The position is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.
The main responsibility of the PDRA is to build upon previous experience with fibre optic sensors and/or optical instrumentation to explore the commerical potential of creating self-sensing power modules at the manufacturing stage, by working closely with industrial partner, Dynex Semiconductor Ltd. The PDRA is required not just to develop the smart IGBT modules by integation of sensors but also to develop a propriety software for their themal modelling and their subsequent integation into the control unit.
The successful candidate is required to have expertise in optical fibre sensors and/or optical instrumentation and an ability to work closely with and report to industries involved, coordinating with academic and industrial partners.
The successful candidate must have completed their thesis for a PhD in Optical Engineering, Optical Instrumentation, Optical fibre sensors, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related subject. Having prior experience of working with industry or tackling industry-focused problems is favoured.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 3rd November 2020
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