Job title Research Associate in Applied Superconductivity for Electric Aircraft (Fixed Term)
Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum
Grade Grade 7
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
This role is sponsorable
Placed on Wednesday 25 January 2023
Closing date Tuesday 21 March 2023
Interview date To be confirmed
If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in the electrification of aviation, we are seeking an exceptional Research Associate to work as part of a collaborative project with Airbus and Universities for net-zero aviation.
As a central member of the team, the objective is to deliver superconducting fault current limiters and its cryogenic cooling system, and superconducting power equipment for large-scale electric aircraft.
We are looking for a motivated Research Associate who can communicate and work collaboratively with the academic and industrial partners in this large consortium project. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or relevant areas. You will be expected to assist in the delivery of the project work packages, undertaking the research activity under the guidance of the principal investigator.About the role and expertise requested:
You will focus on superconducting fault current limiters and cryogenic cooling system, and superconducting power equipment for large-scale electric aircraft. You will have prior expertise in design of large-scale superconducting devices, including skills for the finite element analysis and experimental characterizations of superconducting coils. Knowledge of cryogenic cooling system and thermal design is a plus.For more information:
There is one position available which is full time (36.5 hours per week) and are being offered on a fixed term contract basis for an expected duration of 18 months ideally starting ASAP. In your application please include a full CV, including a publications list and qualifications.
For informal enquires please contact Dr Xiaoze Pei by email at [email protected]
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