Postdoctoral Research Associate in Power Electronic Device Simulation

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199)
30 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Engineering

Grade 7 (£33,199)

The successful applicant will be expected to support the development of silicon carbide technology through the development of computer models of novel power electronic device structures. The work will directly support an EPSRC funded project to experimentally investigate the spatial electric field distribution in power transistors using Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Experiments, as well as a range of commercially funded projects. The projects are led by Dr Alton Horsfall in the Department of Engineering and will involve the use of Technology Computer Aided Design software.


  • To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature to the team or group of people through presentations and discussions that leads to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and papers for presentation at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To assist with the development of research objectives and proposals.
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To work with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To plan and manage own research activity, research resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of research projects.
  • To deliver training in research techniques/approaches to peers, visitors and students as appropriate.
  • To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate, and assist with the assessment of the knowledge of students.

This post is full time and fixed term for 3 months as the project and funding are for a fixed duration.

The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by January 2019.

Closes midday on : 02-Jan-2019