Research Associate in Power Electronics for Piezoelectrical Actuators

Job title Research Associate in Power Electronics for Piezoelectrical Actuators

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Per Annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 10 July 2020

Closing date Thursday 23 July 2020

Interview date Tuesday 28 July 2020

Reference CF7678

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Would you be interested in joining a project working on the design of piezoelectric actuators for commercial More Electric Aircraft (MEA) applications?

The Power Motion and Transmission Centre (PTMC) and in the Power Electronics Group at the University of Bath is looking for Research Associate to join the research group to lead the design of the power electronics circuitry to drive a Piezoelectric actuated pump being designed at the University of Bath with a test rig to evaluate the piezelectric pump performance being the primary output of the project.

The piezoelectric actuator requires the provision of a high voltage (1.2kV pk-pk) sinusoidal waveform, with a DC offset. The project is investigating the use of Silicon Cabride power electronic devices in this application. The design is intended for ground testing only and is not for use in an aircraft at this stage.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Electronic and/or Electrical Engineering (or similar). A practical understanding of power electronics is essential for the work. Ideally you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
  • Experimental techniques and IT skills appropriate to this role
  • Ability to work within a team and unsupervised
  • Organise and prioritise own workload to meet required deadlines

This is a fixed term contract with an expected end date of 31/03/2021. Along with your application form please upload a CV. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For informal enquires about the role please contact Professor Peter Wilson.

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We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
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