Research Associate in Wind Power Permanent Magnet Generators – Structural Design and Analyses



£31,866 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 7)

Research Associate in Wind Power Permanent Magnet Generators – Structural Design and Analyses

Contract Type:

This post is fixed-term until 31 October 2022, with a planned start date of 1 September 2020

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 to £40,322 per annum

Closing Date: 2 August 2020

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

You will work within the “A New Partnership in Offshore Wind” EPSRC project joining a team of leading academic and industrial partners to address key research challenges required to reduce the levelised cost of electricity from offshore wind, and lays the foundation for the next generation of wind turbines and farms at a significantly higher level of power generation.

You will have a PhD or be near completion (or equivalent experience) in permanent magnet machines and/or direct drive wind turbines and/or noise and vibration of rotating machinery and have a strong scientific background in the expertise areas including electrical machines and structure analyses. In addition, you will have strong experimental skills, expertise in numerical simulation and acoustic noise analyse techniques. You will also have excellent communication and interactions skills as they will be required to work flexibly across the five institutions and industries, sharing facilities, resources and expertise.

This role provides an ideal opportunity to undertake high quality research in collaboration with leading academic and industrial researchers in the field. You will be expected to participate in technical meetings, be encouraged and supported to attend international conferences and to publish research findings in learned society journals.

This role is fixed term until 31 October 2022.

The post is funded collaboratively by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Ørsted, and the Universities of Sheffield, Durham and Hull, is based within the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD) at the University of Sheffield.

The Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD) Group is a world leader in the field of electrical machines, power electronics, controls, and energy conversion and storage systems. Currently, it has more than 120 personnel, including 13 academic staff (7 full professors), around 100 Research Associates and PhD students. With an outstanding track record for innovation, and for promoting the commercial exploitation of its research findings, the group is particularly well-known for its pioneering research on permanent magnet machines and drives for applications ranging from automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, marine, industrial, to consumer product sectors.

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