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Job posted by University Of Bristol (28/01/2014 11.50)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy 'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers University of Bristol (Motor Design Ltd) – ADEPT Early Stage Researcher/PhD Studentship

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The position is part of the EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network ADEPT (ADvanced Electric Powertrain Technology). The goal is to produce a virtual development environment for electric propulsion systems and to establish a multi-disciplinary research network. ADEPT will research a range of topics including novel electric machines, advanced power electronics, control strategies and multiphysics design optimisation.
The role is to investigate thermal management in electric machines, including the development of improved methods for calculation of complex loss mechanism such a winding proximity losses and magnet losses and the development of models for different cooling systems suitable for traction motors. There is the opportunity to carry out research into novel cooling types such as oil spray cooling and/or phase change cooling that has much current interest at present in traction applications. The aim is to improve the tools and techniques used for analysis and design.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Engineering - Electrical engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Salary rates and additional mobility, career and travel allowances are as per the Marie Curie programme (see Annex 3 of this document.
Salary for this grade: Marie Curie rates will apply. Candidates will receive a gross salary (before both employer and employee contributions to tax/pension/national insurance etc. subject to the regulations of the host country) consisting of:
• Living allowance: €38,000/year.
• Mobility allowance: €700/month (single applicants) or €1,000/month (applicants with dependents)
These allowances will be adjusted by a country coefficient value (1.344 (UK)).


Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Engineering
Main Research Field Engineering
Sub Research Field Electrical engineering
Sub Research Field Mechanical engineering
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Engineering
Required Research Experiences
Years of Research Experience 4
Years of Research Experience 4
Required Education Level
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Additional Requirements
The successful candidate will have a first degree at a first class degree level in Electrical and Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) and will need to demonstrate experience of electrical machine modelling (be it electrical or thermal modelling) as part of that training.
Ideally you will have previous experience of:
• mathematical modelling of physical phenomena in one or many of the following packages:
MATLAB/SIMULINK/Sim-Power Systems/Simscape
Synopsis Saber
SPICE based modelling package
• Finite element analysis modelling of electro-magnetic systems
• designing and conducting laboratory based experiments to validate theoretical assertions/models
• programming in low and high level languages:
for implementing mathematical models for personal use
for coding software packages for commercial use.
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University Of Bristol

Faculty of Engineering
Queen's Building
BS8 1TE - Bristol