Research Assistant / Associate in Control of Microgrids
University of Cambridge Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering to work in the area of control of microgrids.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim of the project is to do fundamental research associated with the modelling, theoretical analysis, simulation and control of AC and DC microgrids.

The key responsibilities and duties are to carry out theoretical research in this area, write research publications, attend conferences, and also contribute to the ongoing development of a corresponding experimental facility.

Applicants are expected to have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Engineering, with expertise in control theory, power system dynamics, power electronics and prior experience in the analysis of AC and DC grids and inverter based microgrids.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942; Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) including publication list and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions of a technical nature related to the role, please contact Dr Ioannis Lestas, email icl20@cam.ac.uk and for queries related to the application process, please contact Rachel Fogg, email div-f@eng.cam.ac.uk, tel: +44 1223 332752

Please quote reference NM23062 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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