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Postdoc in Condition and Health Monitoring of Power Electronic Converters

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as Postdoc in Condition and Health Monitoring of Power Electronic Converters is open for appointment in the period of 1st June 2021 or soon hereafter, untill 31st May 2022. Workplace is Aalborg. 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.  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. 

Job description

The research will be primarily on developing non-invasive methods for the operation condition and health status estimation of power electronic converters.  

The candidates will be expected to document strong expertise covering the following areas: 

• Failure mechanisms of semiconductors and passive components for power electronic applications
• Condition monitoring of power electronic converters
• Power electronic hardware prototype design and testing 
• Experiences in securing research grants and developing industry-oriented prototypes are a plus.  

Teaching will primarily be in Reliability of Power Electronic Systems, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Huai Wang, phone: +45 9940 3816, e-mail: hwa@et.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

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.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. 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. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Servicecentre EST by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk

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

2021-224-03421

Deadline

Thu Apr 22 00:00:00 CEST 2021

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