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Research Assistant/Associate in High Temperature Superconductors (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Superconducting Flux Pumps. The postholder will work on a new 3-year EPSRC project in the area of flux-pumped ultra-high current magnets This project seeks to develop a superconducting flux pump for charging of high field research magnets. The successful candidate will be required to make visits to the NHFML in Tallahassee Florida, who are a major partner in this enterprise.

The role of Cambridge in the project is to develop superconducting flux pumps and interface these to high field magnets. These magnets take the form of coils wound from high temperature superconducting (HTS) tape which once magnetised produce a high magnetic field. The project will address numerous unexplored challenges in implementing these flux pumps at high currents. This will allow their integration into a fully superconducting prototype magnet to be designed and built by NHFML.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are design, experimental, modelling skills and measurement of devices, especially at high frequency.

The applicant must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant discipline (Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or Material Science)

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688 Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2020 in the first instance.

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 Mrs Ann Martin, who is responsible for recruitment to this position, by email; Tel: +44 (0) 1223 748334

Please quote reference NM13979 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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