Research Fellow – High Voltage Electrical Materials
University of Southampton
You will join the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) to work on projects related to the RIIO-2 Network Innovation Allowance (NIA). Join a multi-disciplinary team that includes academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, engineers, PhD and undergraduate students, to work on innovative solutions to challenges the electrical transmission system faces. NIA projects enable the energy transition or support vulnerable customers, to drive forward an ambitious decarbonisation agenda in the UK.
The TDHVL has an international reputation for excellence in research into many high voltage phenomena and, with its long history of successfully attracting both industrial and research council funding, has become one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in Europe. Much of the activity concerns the development and testing of polymeric insulation systems and, uniquely, the laboratory combines comprehensive electrical testing facilities with extensive material preparation and characterisation tools. For further details, please see:
https:// www. highvoltage.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
You should have a PhD related to Electrical Engineering or Electrical Power Transmission, ideally High Voltage Engineering, or equivalent professional qualifications and work experience. Due to interdisciplinary nature of the work, some knowledge in either Materials Science, Mathematics or Chemistry would be desirable. In addition you will demonstrate a general understanding of one or more of the following: high voltage engineering, dielectric materials, electrical testing, finite element method, simulation techniques.
You will report to the funder at regular meetings, and be responsible for preparation of regular reports, publications and presentations at international conferences and project meetings. You must demonstrate that you have managed multiple tasks to deadline while working in collaboration with others. The post includes meetings with the project team and industry partners.
The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due 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.
There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.
For further information please contact Dr Thomas Andritsch, email: email@example.com