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The research group of Electromechanics at Electrical Engineering Unit at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University focuses on numerical electromagnetics and magnetic materials. We work at the interface of electromagnetic theory, computational science, physics of magnetic materials and electrical engineering applications of practical importance. Our vision is to integrate advanced electromagnetic modeling tools together with practical design of electromagnetic energy conversion devices, such as electrical machines, transformers, inductors and energy harvesters.
We are currently running a European Research Council funded project (https://doi.org/10.3030/848590) related to development of electromagnetic modeling tools for magnetic components used in power electronics applications. We develop multiscale power loss models for ferrite and tape-wound magnetic cores of inductors and transformers as well as multistrand windings used in wireless power transfer (WPT) systems. New measurement setups and prototypes of such devices need to be constructed in order to validate the developed modeling tools and component designs.
We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher for designing and constructing prototype converters and experimental setups which can be used to validate the electromagnetic modeling tools for the magnetic components in realistic operation conditions. The intended devices comprise a DC/DC converter, a solid-state transformer and a WPT system. In addition, relevant control methods need to be developed. The person will also take part in performing power loss measurements and analyzing the experimental results.
The postdoctoral researcher will also take part in project management and instruction of Ph.D. students. The job may require occasional traveling to international conferences to disseminate the research results.
A successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and is enthusiastic to learn about electromagnetics and power electronics. They possess the relevant theoretical power electronics skills and can demonstrate previous experience in designing and laboratory prototyping of wireless power transfer systems or power electronic converters including magnetic inductors and transformers. In addition, experience in some of the following areas is an advantage: electromagnetic modeling, magnetic materials, wide bandgap switching devices, calorimetric loss measurements.
The position also requires:
- Good English language skills
- Ability to independently conduct systematic scientific research
- Ability to work in a team and communicate clearly in a multidisciplinary and international environment
The positions will be filled until August 2025 with a possibility for extension. The starting date will be mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The salary for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow starts typically from 3 600 EUR per month, and increases based on experience.
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HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is December 27th 2023 at 23:59 EET / UTC+2. Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English and in PDF format.
The following documents should accompany your application:
- a free-form application letter stating why you are applying and what makes you competent for the position (max. 1 page)
- a CV with a list of publications
- degree certificates in original language. If original language is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, please provide an official translation in one of those languages.
FOR QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Associate Professor Paavo Rasilo, paavo.rasilo (at) tuni.fi, +358 40 849 0409
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