Job Title: Research Associate/Fellow

School/Department: Faculty of Engineering - Power Electronics Machines & Control Group

Salary: £25,769 - £37,768 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,982 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Job Family and Level: Research and Teaching Level 4 Career Training Grade/Level 4

Contract Status: Fixed-term until 9 July 2017

Hours of Work: Full-time (36.25 hours per week)

Location: University Park

Reporting to: Dr Michael Galea

Purpose of the Role:

The successful candidate will undertake research on Electrical Machine Design and analysis for industrial projects, including automotive applications.

Main Responsibilities / % time per year
1. / To deliver research as part of a collaborative team and contribute to the achievement of specific research objectives as defined by line manager / 60
2. / To collaborate in writing papers for submission to journals and conferences and prepare progress reports on the results of research / 20
3. / To present the results of research at project progress meetings and at conferences / 10
4. / To assist in the co-ordination of the research and related administrative tasks, including liaising with external project collaborators and providing assistance with supervision of doctoral students / 10

This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed and forms part of the contract of employment.

Essential / Desirable
Qualifications/ Education / ·  Good (2.1) first degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject
·  PhD or equivalent (or near completion) in the design or modelling of electrical machines / ·  Research experience related to electrical machine design
Skills/Training / ·  Research skills
·  Social and communication skills
·  Relevant IT skills
·  Expertise in electromagnetic FE software / ·  Practical skills in electrical machine design
·  Skills in modelling various electrical machine topologies
·  Familiar with thermal and mechanical issues of electrical machines
·  Implementation of machine models using C/C++
·  Use of FE softwares such as MotorCad and Infolytica MagNet
Experience / ·  Experience in a research environment
·  Experience of electrical machine research / ·  Experience of interior permanent magnet motors
·  Knowledge and experience of characterisation and testing of permanent magnet machines
·  Knowledge and experience of thermal modelling
·  Knowledge and experience in designing of electrical machines for automotive applications
Other / ·  Ability to work well in a team
·  Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks
·  Excellent communication and presentation skills / ·  Demonstrate creativity and leadership in problem solving

Decision Making

i) Taken independently by the role holder;

·  Conducting research tasks as specified by line manager

·  Plan and organise own workload to achieve target by the deadlines

·  Maintenance of relevant databases and Literature searching

·  Relevant administrative tasks

ii) Taken in collaboration with others;

·  Decisions regarding research strategy, methods and priorities
·  Long-term activities planning
·  Dissemination of research results
·  Future grant applications

iii) Referred to the appropriate line manager by the role holder

·  Decisions regarding long-term research strategy

The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a global-leading, research-intensive university with campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China. Our reputation for world-class research has yielded major scientific breakthroughs such as Nobel-winning MRI techniques, drug discovery, food technologies and engineering solutions for future economic, social and cultural progress.

Already ranked among the UK’s elite universities and global polls for research excellence, our reputation for world-class research has been further enhanced with the 2014 results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

In addition to scoring highly in quality rankings covering major disciplines in science, engineering, the social sciences, medicine, business and the arts, it is Nottingham’s research power rankings which demonstrate the impressive volume of excellent research which is carried out. We are now ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of ‘research power’ which takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns, confirming Nottingham’s place in the top tier of the world’s elite higher education institutions.

The main University campus is set beside a lake, in an extensive belt of woodland, parks and playing fields. The 330 acre University Park Campus is the focus of life for more than 32,000 students and houses the majority of the University’s academic schools and many of the central Services. The Jubilee campus is situated 2 miles away from the University Park, and provides extra capacity. The University Medical School is situated next to the University Park. Together with the University Hospital, it forms the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC).