FEVER, Research Fellow

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 per annum
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,314 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (36 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1932222DA

You will join our newly formed team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering within the School of Engineering comprising a Project Manager and two Research Fellows for an exciting new EPSRC funded Programme Grant entitled ‘Future Electric Vehicle Energy networks supporting Renewables (FEVER)’ (grant ref: EP/W005883/1). This highly innovative new research grant aims to develop fully grid independent electric vehicle (EV) charging stations supplied solely by renewable energy generation, facilitated by a novel hybrid off-vehicle energy store (OVES).

The FEVER Programme Grant is led by the University of Southampton in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield, Surrey and Portsmouth. The core academic research team is complemented by a number of leading external partners and stakeholders, including Shell, Siemens, GS-Yuasa, Cenex, Hive Energy, Wood Group, related academic research projects and the Faraday Institution.

These roles will develop and contribute to new areas of research that will benefit society via significant extension of the publicly available EV charging infrastructure and advance the investigation and demonstration of hybrid energy storage technologies. This technical work will be supported and informed by related economic and public acceptance work by related FEVER academic researchers, and will be a team/consortium endeavour. Related linkage and input into relevant government policy and public engagement in the field of EV charging will be a key outcome of this work, supported by two demonstrator EV charging stations.

To be successful you will have a track record of delivering leading edge research in the field of energy storage, EVs or power electronics, producing peer reviewed publications, an ability to work collaboratively and within a team, help supervise associated PhD research and generate further research proposals and income in this field.  You will hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in energy storage technologies, electric vehicle charging or power electronic systems (or similar). 

You will lead on specific work packages within FEVER, one on modelling and design of the FEVER system and one on novel energy storage characterisation techniques, and will also support related PhD researchers in these areas. All posts will work towards assisting the design and specification of FEVER demonstration charging stations in the latter part of the overall 5 year FEVER programme.

 Please see the details of each post within the relevant job descriptor.   

The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities* and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise.

The School of Engineering received an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.

The Faculty offers exceptional research facilities in the areas of electrochemical engineering, system modelling (including use of High Performance Computing via the Iridis supercomputer), materials, fluids and structures. The School of Engineering is key part of a number of National Engineering Facilities including National Wind Tunnel, X-Ray Computed Tomography and Infrastructure Laboratories. 

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries to Prof Andy Cruden,, T: 02380 597660

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email Please quote reference 1932222DA on all correspondence. 

 *QS World University Rankings 2012-13

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