Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Guildford, United Kingdom
£31,302 to £35,211 per annum plus benefits
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £31,302 to £35,211 per annum plus benefits
Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Wednesday 05 December 2018
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

  • Research Fellow in state estimation and vehicle dynamics
  • Research Fellow in vehicle state estimation and control

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research positions starting on 1st January 2019 (or soon thereafter if a later start is required by the successful applicant) to develop state estimators, sensor fusion systems and advanced controllers for electric vehicles with multiple motors.

The posts are part of collaborative projects that aim to develop new state estimators and control systems for fully electric vehicles with individually controlled motors. A budget for travel and other expenses will be provided, and there will be several opportunities to attend related conferences. The research will be carried out with collaborators of several industrial and academic institutions. The project outcomes will be evaluated on state-of-the-art vehicle demonstrators.

The successful candidates must have a strong background in control theory and should be a holder of a PhD degree in one of the areas of control systems engineering, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Also, expertise in the following areas is highly desirable:

The appointee will join Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering of the Mechanical Engineering Sciences Department, which has research interests in a wide range of topics, including active vehicle dynamics, tyre dynamics, electric powertrains, vehicle aerodynamics and novel transmission systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Aldo Sorniotti (TEL: +44 (0)1483 689688, email for further information.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236).

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