We are looking for a research associate to work on a leading research project to investigate the use of high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets in clean energy conversion. The project aims to: 1) develop state-of-art characterisation tools to evaluate large-scale HTS coils in various applications and working conditions; 2) propose novel HTS windings to meet both DC/AC applications and perform experiments. It is mandatory requirement for the post holder to have a PhD degree on superconductivity. The post holder must demonstrate extensive experience on the simulation and experiments of high temperature superconductors through previous projects and publications. Knowledge on electrical machines or superconducting machines will be preferred, but it is not a mandatory requirement.
The research associate will be part of the Institute for Energy and Environment (InstEE) at the University of Strathclyde which has established an international reputation in electrical power engineering research (https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/electronicelectricalengineering/instituteforenergyenvironment/) It operates within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and hosts over 270 researchers in state-of-the-art facilities including the Technology and Innovation Centre and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/powernetworksdemonstrationcentre/. The latter offers an HV/LV MW-scale power networks test bed for industry-scale systems testing. These facilities are utilised by a significant number of industrial partnerships and programmes, including the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Electrical Power Systems.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge of research relevant to inverters and a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: relevant work experience, membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision and teaching activities, and/or experience of knowledge exchange related activities.
Application deadline: 20/03/2022
Duration: Two years after the starting date