Research Associate - Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (fixed term)

Job title Research Associate - Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (fixed term)

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements NA

Placed on Monday 23 August 2021

Closing date Monday 20 September 2021

Interview date Monday 04 October 2021

Reference CF8614


We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to carry out research in the area of resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCLs) for electric aircraft using second-generation High-Temperature Superconductor. 

About the role:

You will be delivering a Matlab model of a superconducting fault current limiter, and a preliminary design of SFCL including cryogenic cooling system for electric aircraft application. Taking the lead across the modelling, design and build of resistive SFCL coils including a cryogenic cooling system. You may also be co-supervising doctoral or undergraduate students. 

About you:

You will have experience working in a research environment with applied superconductivity in electric network and a record of accomplishment of peer-reviewed publications, alongside:

  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis.
  • Research skills in superconducting coil characterisation.
  • Demonstrated significant depth and breadth of specialist knowledge of subject matter to contribute to research programmes and to the development of departmental research activities.
  • Demonstrated awareness of latest developments in the field of research and in research design.

For more information:

This role is fixed-term from 3/11/2021 with and expected end date of 2/2/2022. 

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Dr Xiaoze Pei,

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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Further details:

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