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Research Assistant/Associate in the analysis and control of large scale networks (Fixed Term)


A position exists for a Research Assistant or Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge to work in the area of analysis and control of large scale networks. The position will be funded by an ERC (European Research Council) grant.

The aim of the project is to do fundamental research in the area network analysis and control, focusing on the development of decentralized stability/performance conditions, with the results validated via applications in power system/smart grid models.

Applicants with one of the following background will be considered:

(i) A background in mathematics with experience in rigorously formulating novel concepts of interest. (ii) Control Theory (nonlinear systems or/and robust control or/and convex optimization). (iii) An engineer with a power systems background.

A background in all of the above areas is not necessary and applicants with either a mathematics or engineering background are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related subject.

Further details of the position are available on the HR7 (Further Information) sheet.

The salary scale for a Research Assistant is £25,728 - £30,688 and for a Research Associate is £31, 604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility for renewal for an additional 30 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload your CV (including a publications list) and a covering letter by midnight on the closing date. Additional documents that have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Rachel Fogg, email div-f@eng.cam.ac.uk. (Tel +44 (0)1223 3 32752)

Please quote reference NM13871 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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