Senior Research Fellow in Active Mag Bearings and Self-Bearing Machines (fixed term) University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering United Kingdom

Senior Research Fellow in Active Mag Bearings and Self-Bearing Machines (fixed term)


Closing Date
Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Job Type


£38833 to £47722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

A short-term Senior Research Fellow position is available in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham addressing the development of advanced magnetic bearings and full rotor levitation systems exploiting both magnetic bearings and self-bearing action in electrical motors or generators.


The present role arises as a result of several industrial contracts secured in this very specialised area. One of the major application areas relates to integrated generators with gas-turbine engines for service on aircraft but the complete range of applications also spans instances in marine engineering, specialist low-power machines and stationary generation where motors or generators would now naturally be embedded on the rotor of a composite machine.


If magnetic designs and winding arrangements are engineered carefully, the electrical machine can instead become a great resource for helping to control rotor vibrations. This role will have a strong leadership content – guiding research work being carried out by other researchers in the same area and over-seeing the development of at least two new demonstrator facilities. There will be a substantial element of interaction with industrial co-sponsors of our research.


The successful candidate must have an excellent first degree in either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and must have completed a PhD in either radial magnetic bearing development or self-bearing machine design – preferably both.


The role-holder will sit within Gas Turbine Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) at University Of Nottingham but will also have extensive opportunities for appropriate support and discussion with other university departments and groups.


Further details about G2TRC are available at:


This full-time post is available for commencement on 01 June 2018 and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30 May 2019. Job share arrangements may be considered.


Due to the nature of this post, offers of employment will be subject to the appropriate level of security clearance and an independent verification of unspent convictions obtained by means of a Basic Disclosure Certificate obtained from Disclosure Scotland, or an overseas police check.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof S. D. Garvey, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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