Research Fellow

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate/fellow position funded by the UK-China NSFC-EPSRC Collaborative Research Initiative in Sustainable Power Supply to carry out underpinning research with an objective to develop tools that will make our electricity supply system resilient as well as sustainable. This is a consortium involving academic and industrial partners from a range of disciplines and different research environments and cultures. The researchers will collaborate on exploring advanced data and model-driven situational awareness, control and protection technologies to address the operational challenges due to the massive uptake of renewable energy in power systems.

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will explore novel control and protection technologies to safeguard the integrity of the operation of the power system with randomly fluctuating output from renewables. The post holder will be expected to identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data and identify and develop suitable optimisation model and solution techniques to network operation, control, and protection. In addition, the post holder will be expected to participate in the general activities of the team, undertake project management work with multi-disciplinary teams, attend the project meetings and events, submit publications to refereed journals, and attract external research funding. The post holder will also assist in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students and research assistants as well as provide guidance to PhD Students.

Essential requirements

The post holder must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering for appointment and have previous experience in power system control and/or protection. 

Further information

*Candidates will be appointed at the minimum point of the scale 

The post is available part-time 0.2 FTE up to the end of the project (30th June 2024) and is based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Bikash Pal via email at [email protected] 

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. To apply, please click the Apply now button at the top of this page. Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission. 

Closing Date: midnight on 30th March 2023


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