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Research Fellow in Electrical Power Systems

Electrical Power Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,866 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 April 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1252820FP

You will join our Electrical Power Engineering group within the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton - one of the largest and strongest groups of researchers in the UK who conduct research in dielectric materials and insulation systems, high voltage and related phenomena, as well as electrical power systems and sustainable energy generation.

It is essential you have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Electrical/Power Systems along with experience of modelling/simulation/algorithm-design in the area of power system stability and control. Experience of working on estimation/control problems related to renewable energy systems is desirable.

There will be a requirement to travel to project meetings, workshops and dissemination activities across the UK and occasionally overseas.

The post is full time fixed term for 18 months due to funding restrictions.

About the research environment

The post is based in the Electrical Power Engineering research group ( Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK’s top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We are committed to improving equality for women in science and have submitted an application for Athena SWAN in November 2019.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy** and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

**subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote vacancy reference number 1252820FP on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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