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Research Assistant in Power Electronic DC-DC Power Converter

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a 2 year position as Research Assistant in Power Electronics is open for appointment from 1st of May 2021 or soon hereafter.   Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. Read more about AAU at: www.aau.dk The Department of Energy Technology is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. The department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. The department has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. The department has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 24 are administrative staff. In addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. Read more about the Department of Energy Technology at: www.et.aau.dk

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program eGrid and the Research Assistant will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

Research work will be related to designing, manufacturing and testing of switch mode power electronics for medium to high power applications in external funded projects including primary DC-DC and secondary DC/AC and AC/DC converters.

You must be able to establish a documentation portfolio and write reports to be communicated with team’s members. The primary project delivery is hardware prototypes and you must have experience with designing, manufacturing with successful experimental result on DC-DC power converters. 

Mandatory position requirements is technical experience and created results involving specific topics:

1) switch mode transformer design and manufacturing
2) usage of finite element analysis software for evaluation of magnetics layouts
3) you should have demonstrated the designed transformer functionality in switch mode power converters, and
4) you should have research experience in power converters enabled by Wide-Band-Gap transistors. 

In the position, you should expect to write a number of publications to be presented in high impact scientific journals and conferences as we see academic achievements and networking as important for personal development.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Stig Munk-Nielsen, +45 9940 9242, smn@et.aau.dk.

Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

The application must contain the following: 

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations
  • Personal data

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years.

Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics. The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.

Vacancy number

2021-224-03357

Deadline

19/03/2021

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