Research Associate (CREST) University of Manchester, Division of Electrical & Electronic Engineering United Kingdom

Research Associate (CREST)

Job Reference : S&E-13363

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 25/02/2019

Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum according to experience

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : 24 Months Duration From Date of Appointment

A Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (PDRA) is available to carry out research for National Grid fully funded IEC61850 Cyber Resilient Electrical Substation Technology (CREST) project. The aim of the CREST project is to address the cyber security and secondary system resilience issues in order to facilitate the application of digital substation technology on the National Grid transmission network.


The work will focus on:

New and emerging techniques and processes to manage cyber security risk, protect/prevent, detect, respond and restore substation secondary equipment


Application of international standards to achieve required cyber security targets


Digital substation resilience and implementation issues, such as mixed (analogue/digital) designs, failure modes, network optimisation and monitoring


The work will be carried out at the University of Manchester’s Virtual Site Acceptance Testing and Training (VSATT) laboratory to demonstrate new and emerging cyber resilient technologies dealing with equipment failure or any form of cyber event in the context of a digital substation environment configured to the IEC61850 suite of standards.


You should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualification in computer science or electrical power systems engineering. Expertise in power system Protection and Control, substation digitisation, real-time hardware testing, and computer science and software development are desirable for this interdisciplinary research project.


You should have a proven ability to work independently, strong data analysis and computer programming skills and present results in an effective manner. Good written and oral communication skills are also essential.


The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Haiyu Li


Tel: 0161 306 4694


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Engineeroxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions

University of Zurich Job Postings