Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Exeter
Exeter, GB
2d ago

Job description

College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

The above full-time post is available from 21st Sep 2020 to 20th Sep 2022 in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice.

Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in research on the interpretation and prediction of transformer operating conditions and characteristics for asset management in the future Smart Grids scenarios.

The experimental focus is on the transformer insulation condition monitoring and analyses by adopting existing techniques such as PD & DGA to deepen the understanding of transformer failure mechanisms.

It is envisaged that the model would be developed by programming in MATLAB and interfacing with PSCAD or by some other similar methods.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification / experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in power transformers and of experimental research methods and techniques, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.

The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached above.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
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