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Research Assistant in the Control of Large Scale Networks (Fixed Term)


A position exists for a Research Assistant 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 post holder will be located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK. The appointment is full time.

The aim of the project is to do fundamental research in the area network analysis and control, focusing on the development of frameworks for network stability and optimality, with the results validated via applications in power system/smart grid models or biological networks.

Applicants with one of the following background areas will be considered: (i) An engineer with a power systems background. (ii) A background in mathematical modelling and/or control theory

A background in all of the above areas is not necessary.

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

The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity to enrol for a PhD degree at the Department of Engineering whilst undertaking the duties of this Research Assistant position.

Salary Range: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2021 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: Rachel Fogg, email div-f@eng.cam.ac.uk. (Tel +44 (0)1223 332752)

Please quote reference NM15701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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