Research Associate/Fellow in Engineering

University of Nottingham Department of Engineering

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Monday, 22nd February 2021
Job Type
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

This role is for a Research Associate/Fellow who will work on externally funded projects, within the PEMC Research Group. More details are in the role and responsibility form.

Applications are invited for a post based within the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) research group at the University of Nottingham. The appointee will join the University of Nottingham as part of the PEMC Group and will be expected to undertake research and knowledge transfer on electrical machines for mobile applications. The PEMC group research group works closely with the University’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), and has taken part in many Industrial, EU, IUK and ATI funded research programs.

The current post arises from the UK Government and Industry funded project, for which a research associate/fellow is required. Candidates with experience of electrical machines are encouraged to apply. The appointee will work on and develop research that will cover both low TRL and high TRL research for high performance and highly reliable aerospace electrical machines. The appointee is expected to help manage staff and students working on various related projects. The clear ability to deliver consistently high-quality journal papers is required.  

Candidates must hold a first degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject; a PhD or equivalent (or near completion) and research experience related to electrical machines. Desirable areas of experience and expertise are in electromagnetic design, thermal management, electromechanical modelling, lifetime modelling of electrical insulation and fault tolerant design. A good working knowledge of design tools for electrical machines, electromagnetic FE software and familiarity with electrical machines’ thermal management is desirable. The ability to work in a team, lead both internally and externally, and interact/collaborate actively and professionally with industrial partners is essential. Working on transport electrical machines, it is essential that the successful applicant can actively support knowledge exchange and transfer activities with various OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers and other academic partners.

This is a full time, fixed term post for 2 years. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rebecca Burns at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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