Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher: Innovative EMI analysis and power Applications (fixed term) University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering United Kingdom

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher: Innovative EMI analysis and power Applications (fixed term)


Closing Date
Tuesday, 30th April 2019


Salary from £30,805 - £36,760 per annum in accordance with the EC Sklodowska Marie -Curie financial guidelines for this scheme

The advertised vacancies are part of the Innovative Training Network “ETOPIA - European Training network Of PhD researchers on Innovative EMI analysis and power Applications’’, European Joint Doctorate, within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The ETOPIA is a consortium of six universities, supported by 12 industrial entities, in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy and Romania. Each of the 12 ESRs will be working towards a unique joint PhD degree awarded by all six universities.




Statistical modelling and grid optimisation, focus on harmonic indices for micro grids or weak distribution systems and the transport sector


Objectives: Development of efficient methods of modelling statistical variability and optimisation techniques in the presence of uncertainty (such as point estimation and univariate and bivariate reduction). Modelling of conducted emissions and harmonics in systems with stochastic loads and sources taking into consideration different probability distributions and correlation between variables. Determination of the system critical points for conducted emissions and harmonics. Development of optimisation techniques for distribution systems with uncertain variables



Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: ( In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.



We want you to play a key role in an ambitious project in an inspiring international consortium comprising 3 academic partners, strongly supported by industry.


  • The Post Benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary. Plus mobility and family allowance as applicable.
  • We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating research environment to accelerate your further professional and personal growth.
  • As part of your research project, you will collaborate with high tech companies where you will spend up to 1 year of your doctoral studies.
  • The University of Nottingham is situated on a green and lively campus with lots of facilities for sports and other extracurricular activities.
  • A high-quality training program is part of the offered position. The research has to lead to published scientific work and project deliverables that shall result in a joint PhD thesis at the end of the employment period.



We are seeking highly motivated persons with an excellent background and a MSc. degree in electrical engineering.

You enjoy communicating your work verbally and in writing. You enjoy working as part of a team, and yet are capable of working independently. You are curiosity-driven, but you are committed to deliver by hard deadlines too. Your involvement in the team inspires progress and you have clear scientific communication skills. We prefer applicants with strong English language proficiency.

The George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research (GGIEMR) and Power Electronics Machines and Control (PEMC) research groups are part of the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Nottingham.


The posts are full-time and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months.

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss the project with Prof. Dave Thomas ( Applications should be made through online registration at before the Recruitment Event deadline of 31 MARCH 2019 and the Final Deadline of 30 APRIL 2019

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