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Senior Research Fellow (Fixed term)


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £42,155 to £53,353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 April 2023
Reference:  ENG072323

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Fellow role for a new EPSRC funded Programme Grant entitled Electrical Systems at High Altitude Research Facility (ELSA). This is a new equipment installation focused project that will provide a new nationally leading facility for more electric aerospace and heavy transport applications. 

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Research Fellow to drive forward and support the aligned research work at Nottingham. Candidates must have significant prior experience of experimental and analytical thermal management of related electric propulsion sub-systems, with an established international track record of high impact outputs. We are looking for a self-starting individual with a good mix of practical laboratory skills coupled with in-depth understanding of propulsion thermal management analysis and testing. Significant prior experience of lithium-ion battery pack and/or electrical machine thermal management design, analysis and testing is essential. Candidates must also have a successful track record of multidisciplinary research with both industry and academic partners, with a willingness to work in new technical areas related to the programme. 

Reporting to Prof Chris Gerada, the role holder will work with the academics, researchers and PhD students in managing and conducting research activities across the programme. Prior direct experience of successful PhD student supervision is essential. The successful candidate will be dynamic, well organised and will have a calm and positive attitude in working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally, sometimes on challenging and complex multidisciplinary issues. 

This is a full time (36.25 hours), fixed-term post commencing 1st April 2023 for a period of 2 years. Arrangements for job share would be considered. Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Chris Gerada, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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