Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering

United Kingdom
Jul 04, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Main roles and responsibilities 

The project is to use experimental data and mathematical modelling to develop a dynamic model for the ALION battery with integration into a simulated renewable grid.

The battery module performance will be analysed when typical control strategies are working on the electric microgrid system. Two different configurations of the electric microgrid system will be put into practice:

The candidate for this post will take a day-to-day lead on delivering against the key research challenges of developing such a novel energy storage system:

The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications** and experience in energy storage, power electronics or electric grid systems, and will be able to evidence an interest in experimental and modelling aspects of energy storage. It is anticipated that the ideal candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering or other Engineering/Maths related discipline. A keen interest in PV/grid energy storage or hybrid electric systems and a detailed understanding and knowledge of batteries, power electronics, hardware, software or control is required. As a consortium project, the Research Fellow will require to liaise with other relevant partners regarding aspects of this work and plan and manage consortium demonstration activities as well as local prototypes. The candidate will be required to travel to present at project meetings and workshops in the UK, national and international conferences, and assist with the production of project report and management documentation.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Richard Wills, Energy Technology Research Group, Email: Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 7615.


About the University

The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities* and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise.  


About the Faculty

You will join a leading Engineering Faculty with an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad. In September 2013 an Athena SWAN Bronze award was received in recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.

The Faculty offers exceptional research facilities in the areas of fluids, structures and their interactions, including a new world-class fluid dynamics facilities complex in the Boldrewood Engineering Campus, complete with a 138m towing tank. 

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.  

*QS World University Rankings 2012-13

** 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 assigned.


Application procedure

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1029118BX on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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