Research Associate / Fellow in Electromagnetic Simulation Techniques for Virtual Prototyping of Power Electronics
University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow – Electromagnetic Simulation Techniques for Virtual Prototyping of Power Electronics (Fixed-term)



Closing Date
Sunday, 5th January 2020

Job Type


£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance


Applications are invited for the above post to work in the Power Electronics Machines and Control (PEMC) Group at the University of Nottingham. The PEMC group has undergone a significant period of growth and now has over 100 members, with 18 academics (including 7 full professors) and approximately 95 PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows. The group has excellent facilities and will be moving to a new, dedicated, 5500m2 building in 2020. 

The post will focus on the development of virtual prototyping (simulation) tools for power electronic systems. Work will develop simulation techniques and software code that can predict how the physical design of power electronic systems affects their performance, with a particular focus on electromagnetic effects. The post is part of a wider research project and the techniques developed will be integrated into a proof-of-concept power electronics simulation tool. Collaboration with researchers working on similar topics at other UK institutions will be required. 

Candidates should hold a good honours degree in electrical/electronic engineering, physics, mathematics or a related discipline, and hold or be about to obtain a PhD in an appropriate field. Previous experience working with power electronics is not essential but some knowledge of these systems would be an advantage. Candidates should have experience implementing numerical methods for solution of electromagnetic problems and in one or more of the following specific areas:

  • Software development using C/C++.

  • Integral methods for electromagnetics

  • Fast multiple methods

  • Modelling and simulation of power electronics or other electrical engineering systems. 

Candidates should have the ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary research team and have excellent interpersonal and IT skills.

This is a fixed-term post for a period of 2 years. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Paul Evans, . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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