Doctoral Position in Thermal Analysis of Electric Machines



A full-time fellowship position is available for a period of three years from April 2014, tenable at Oxford University, as part of a EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network entitled ADEPT (Advanced Electric Powertrain Technology). The goal of ADEPT is to produce a virtual development environment for electric propulsion systems and to train and establish a multi-disciplinary research network. The position will be based at the Department of Engineering Science in Central Oxford. The successful candidate will be registered for PhD training while employed by the University on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, and will be expected to conduct research in thermal analysis of electrical machines. You will gather, analyse, and present scientific data; develop algorithms and undertake computer simulations and comprehensive and systematic literature reviews. Candidates must possess a good first degree in a relevant subject with proven skills in numerical analysis using Matlab and experience in electrical machine design or thermal analysis.

Furthermore, there will be a requirement for the successful candidate to spend two months on one month long secondments.

The EC funding for this position is between €62,352 to €67,200 p.a  [approx. £47,963 – £51,692] (depending on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate to be notified by the EC), which includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).

Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years. Additionally, you must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

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Closing date is 22nd November 2013.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and to apply please see: http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs

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