Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering

Durham (County) (GB)
£35333 - £36386 per annum
17 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department

The Department of Engineering is consistently one of the very best UK engineering departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. The Department is ranked 4th in the Complete University Guide, 5th in the Guardian University Guide and 6th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 in the UK for General Engineering. Ranked in the top six in the UK for overall profile in REF 2021 (with 95% of publications rated as 4* and 3*), this dynamic Department is an excellent place to work. The strategic vision for the Department includes a growth plan of over 50% over the next five years, with a significant enhancement of the research challenge portfolio and a drive to enrich our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research provision. It is an exciting time to join this expanding Department and make your mark.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising our commitment to diversity in STEM academic and reflecting the supportive and positive environment within the Department.

The Role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering with a particular emphasis on Power Electronics. The research project first aims to propose solutions for accurate and efficient modelling of reliability of power converters in offshore wind farms. Then it aims to use these models for active reliability enhancement of offshore power converters, as well as active maintenance management in offshore wind farms.

The project is led by Dr Mahmoud Shahbazi (). The successful applicant will be expected to have strong ability in power electronics (modelling, operation and simulation), mathematical modelling and optimisation.