Research Associate in Power Electronics

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate in Power Electronics 

Job number  ACAD102912 
Division/School  Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £32,548 - £36,613 
Closing date for applications  18-Oct-2017  

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Electrical Energy Management Group within the Faculty of Engineering. The Group's research explores the challenges of high-efficiency electrical energy conversion systems for applications in vehicles, renewable energy, and aircraft. Much of this research involves theoretical analyses combined with concept demonstration and test. The group has a strong activity in gate driving and wide bandgap materials, see, and To support this activity the group has established a range of new drivers and test rigs for SiC and GaN FETs.
Recent award of research funding, in collaboration with the Universities of Warwick, Newcastle, and Nottingham, has generated an opportunity for the appointment of a post-doctoral researcher in power electronics to support the Group's research into advanced GaN FET driving. We will explore multi-level driving, gate profiling for enhanced reliability, and temperature evaluation via the gate.
You should be educated to postdoctoral degree level or have equivalent industrial track record, and have experience in the design and test of power electronic circuits using modern fast-switching gate-controlled power semiconductor devices. You will also be familiar with EMI effects and their mitigation.
The post will form part of an interdisciplinary team of post-doctoral researchers and postgraduates investigating advanced power electronic conversion concepts. The post will also be affiliated to the EPSRC UK Centre in Power Electronics and there will be frequent opportunities for close interaction with other leading UK universities and industrial partners associated with the centre. The post-holder will be encouraged and supported to attend international conferences, and to publish research findings in high-impact journals.
This post is being offered on a full time, open-ended contract with funding up to 31 December 2019 in the first instance.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Bernard Stark (, 
Interviews will take place shortly after the application deadline.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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