Research Fellow in Railway System Integration

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Oct 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 17, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Do you have an established research track record with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The University of Leeds along with external partners is investing around £70 Million in establishment of a new high-speed rail and system integration institute. A 10 acre site is being developed as a Rail Engineering/Technology campus, primarily for high speed rail research and including a systems integration and innovation centre in which School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is contributing significantly.

This post is funded by our industrial partners to develop a three-tiered integration platform for a phased compatibility study and verification of both electrification plan and new equipment introduced in the railway system, as well as optimal design and integration of power supply system and equipment, given the complex legacy infrastructure and existing power supply systems in the UK rail network.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely allied discipline, with a strong background in modelling and analysis of high power electronic and power grid system using appropriate simulation software.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof Kang Li, Chair of Smart Energy Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 3432045 or email: 

Further information

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Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:     School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:     Institute of Communications and Power Networks
Category:     Research
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (3 years (external funding))
Release Date:     Tuesday 15 October 2019
Closing Date:  
   Sunday 17 November 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief