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Research Fellow – ConCEPT Project

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University of Southampton

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: 29,799 to 36,613
Full Time Fixed Term (24 Months)
Closing Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Interview Date: Friday 08 December 2017
Reference: 928217FP

Applications are invited for the post of a postdoctoral research fellow to join the research team at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton.

The successful applicant must have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in the area of thermal and electrical behaviour of high voltage plant. Expertise in the analysis of site data, and the use of numerical modelling tools such as finite element analysis would also be highly desirable. The role will involve conducting research on a large, industrially funded research project for a high profile UK sponsor, as well as supporting the enterprise agenda of the laboratory.

In addition to the above specific research experience, the successful applicant should also be able to present research results at group meetings and conferences, generate project reports, write up research results for publication in leading peer-viewed journals and to work proactively with colleagues across the laboratory to achieve the required project outcomes. The nature of the role will require working across disciplines and will include engagement with multiple suppliers, contractors and site personnel. Excellent organisational and communication skills are hence a requirement.
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For further information, including more details of the project, please contact:

Prof Paul Lewin
Operations Director, Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory
Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 3586

30 days holiday a year, flexible working around core hours, and the option to join the USS pension scheme with an 18% employer contribution.
Opportunities to develop technical and project management skills, and to contribute to winning new business.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advancing the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

We have a generous maternity policy and on-site childcare facilities. Employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme (if joining before March 31st). Other benefits include state-of-the-art sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

Application procedure:
You should submit your completed online application form at

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Samantha Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 928217FP on all correspondence.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 1 Nov 2017
Expiry date: 24 Nov 2017
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