Research Associate and Senior Research Associate positions in Electric Propulsion

University of Bristol

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Position type:

Full time


£33,797 - £42,792 per annum

25 Nov 2019
02 Jan 2020

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Reference number: BRI-ACAD104321

Applications are invited for Research Associate or Senior Research Associate positions (depending on experience) to join the Electrical Energy Management Group within the Faculty of Engineering. The Group's world leading research explores the challenges of high-efficiency electrical energy conversion systems linked to applications in low carbon aircraft propulsion and electric vehicle powertrains. This research involves theoretical analysis combined with concept demonstration and test. Successful bids with major industry partners have generated multiple opportunities to join an internationally recognised team of researchers. The Electrical Energy Management (EEMG) research group is a multi-disciplinary team of academic researchers at the University of Bristol who have extensive expertise in the design, characterisation, build and test of high-performance electric machines, drives, thermal modelling and digital design. Our research team explore innovative ways of maximising efficiency and reducing the weight of electric propulsion systems through the application of advanced digital manufacture and design.


You should ideally be educated to postdoctoral level or have equivalent applicable industrial track record and be experienced in the analysis, design and test of electrical machines or drives. Applicants with an engineering design background in metal additive manufacture or thermal management will also be welcome. A key focus of these roles will be a practical realisation of research prototypes and experimental analysis.


The research undertaken will underpin the UK Government Industry Strategy: Driving the Electric Revolution, to build a supply chain in energy efficient, low carbon transport technologies. The post-holders will be encouraged and supported to attend international conferences and affiliated UK PEMD academic-industry networks and to publish research findings in high-impact journals. You will work closely with industry OEMs and supply chain partners; there will also be frequent opportunities for close interaction with other leading internal and external university research groups.


The positions are being offered on a full time, open-ended contract with funding for up to 2 years in the first instance.


Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Phil Mellor ( or Dr Nick Simpson (


We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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