Assistant Research Fellow/Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering

Ningbo, China
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing Date: Open till filled

Contract Status: Full-time

Vacancy: 1

Salary & Benefits: RMB96,000 to RMB260,000 per annum before all deductions, depending on qualifications and experience

Working Location: Ningbo

Job Outline

The successful candidate will undertake research on mechanical and thermal aspects of electrical machines for high performance marine applications. This job will give the opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team of researchers developing a range of electrical machines for various transport applications including marine and New Energy Vehicle.  

This is an exciting opportunity to work within IAMET a major new flagship £25m initiative that the University of Nottingham has established. The IAMET is a world-leading research and knowledge exchange hub focused on the marine economy. The position will also give the opportunity to join the PEMC Group, which is internationally renowned for research in power conversion, aerospace electrical power systems, power device and packaging technologies, electrical machines technology, industrial ac drives and energy systems. The PEMC Group currently has 13 academics and 90 researchers, along with a research grant portfolio of over £20m.

This full-time, fixed-term post is available immediately and will be offered for an initial period of two years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Y.J. Lin email: Please note that applications made directly to this Email address will not be accepted.



  • A MSc/PhD or equivalent and research experience in a filed related to the mechanical, manufacturing or thermal aspects of electrical machines
  • Research skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Relevant IT skills
  • Good working knowledge of mechanical FE software
  • Good working knowledge of mechanical design
  • Experience in a research environment
  • Experience of electrical machine mechanical, manufacturing or thermal research
  • Experience within an electrical machines industrial environment
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • MSc or equivalent in an allied topic area
  • Practical skills in electrical machine mechanical design
  • Skills in designing assembly jigs for various electrical machine topologies
  • Familiar with thermal and mechanical issues of electrical machines
  • Background in mechanical and thermal modelling is desirable
  • Demonstrate creativity and leadership in problem solving

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver research as part of a collaborative team and contribute to the achievement of specific research objectives;
  • To collaborate in writing papers for submission to journals and conferences and prepare progress reports on the results of research;
  • To present the results of research at project progress meetings and at conferences;
  • To assist in the co-ordination of the research and related administrative tasks, including liaising with external project collaborators and providing assistance with supervision of doctoral students;
  • Participate in training and staff development schemes as trainer or trainee as appropriate;
  • Maintain appropriate professional development, expertise and awareness;
  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.

This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed and forms part of the contract of employment.

How to Apply

Please send job application with the following documents before the closing date:

  1. UNNC Application Form (please download from here);
  2. Cover Letter;
  3. CV.

Please kindly note that all documents should be completed in English and in Word/ PDF format.

Late or incomplete application will not be considered to be shortlisted.

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