Marie Sklodowska Curie Early stage researcher (Fixed term)

Nothingham University

United Kingdom

October 22, 2021


Marie Sklodowska Curie Early stage researcher (Fixed term)



Closing Date

Friday, 22nd October 2021

Job Type



Electrical & Electronic Engineering


 Off Scale: Competitive Salary Equivalent to Research and Teaching Level 4.

Applications are invited for 1 PhD position as a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR09, Optimised power converter topology, incorporating battery management systems) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ETUT European Training network in collaboration with Ukraine for electrical Transport? within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. https: // under-msca-itn-project-etut-netherlands

This is a full-time position and the objective of this ESR position is to develop new or improved power converter topologies that can be used for battery management as well as charging and controlling the propulsion motor in an electric vehicle.

The successful candidate will have familiarity with: practical electrical or electronic engineering design and implementation, a background in physical electronics, analytical mathematics and simulation, ability to communicate and present research, and proficiency in English and able to collaborate intensively with industrial and academic parties in regular meetings and work visits.

Key requirements for this role are:

  • familiarity with practical electrical or electronic engineering design and implementation
  • A background in physical electronics, analytical mathematics and simulation
  • Ability to communicate and present research
  • Proficient in English and able to collaborate intensively with industrial and academic parties in regular meetings and work visits
  • Candidates must have a masters degree in electrical engineering, power electronics, or a related field

    This post will be offered on fixed-term basis for a period of 4 years, starting on 1st December 2021. The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary in line with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment depending on eligibility and is expected to be in excess of £37,000 per annum. The ESR may be eligible for additional financial payments and allowances depending upon their eligibility under the MSCA regulations.

    Applicants will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by the UK Border and Immigration Agency. Please visit https:// www. for more information. This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2. However other sponsorship routes may be possible for international workers subject to eligibility criteria.

    Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria (to demonstrated in the Europass CV)

  • Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
  • Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bekki Burns at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

    Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

    For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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