Research Associate in Superconducting Power Devices for Electric Aircraft (FM11839)

University of Bath
July 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Job title Research Associate in Superconducting Power Devices for Electric Aircraft

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Thursday 20 June 2024

Closing date Thursday 18 July 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11839

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About the role

We are seeking an exceptional Research Associate to work on superconducting power devices for net-zero aviation. You will be a central member of the team and the objective is to lead the design of superconducting power devices for electric aircraft including superconducting fault current limiters, superconducting cables, and superconducting rotating machines.

This is an exciting opportunity in the electrification of aviation, requiring you to communicate and work collaboratively with the academic and industrial partners. 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.

You will focus on superconducting power devices and cryogenic cooling system for electric aircraft application.

This position is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until 1st March 2026.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or relevant areas.
  • Prior expertise in design of large-scale superconducting power devices
  • Skills for the finite element modelling and experimental characterization of superconducting power devices
  • Knowledge of cryogenic cooling system and thermal design is a plus.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

  • Professor Xiaoze Pei at [email protected]
  • Dr Vincent Zeng at [email protected]
  • What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
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