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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electrical Power Engineering

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Focused

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electrical Power Engineering 

  • Opportunity to contribute and develop your expertise in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Relocation assistance available for the successful appointee if required
  • Full time, fixed term until July 2027, based in Hobart

About the opportunity

The purpose of the position is to provide technical contributions to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids (ARC Future Grids ITTC) and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems (CREPS) through power and energy engineering research and development (R&D) activities in the area of Electrical Power Engineering.

The School of Engineering, through the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems, has energy and power systems as a major element of its research strategy. The Centre is leading the ARC-Linkage, ONRG and Blue Economy CRC funded research projects related to isolated and remote power systems with high renewable energy penetration. These projects require a motivated and appropriately qualified researcher to contribute significantly to the research output and knowledge sharing objectives of the projects.

The ARC Future Grids ITTC is a 5 year, $10m research and training program, bringing together 6 Universities and 15 industry partners across five Australian states to deliver innovative research that will advance Australia’s transition to a clean energy future. The Centre will deliver the next generation of industry leaders and specialists in future grid technologies for renewable energy generation, transmission, and distribution.

The candidate is expected to have a strong power engineering focus and will be involved in a high level of R&D activities in the fields of power system modelling and analysis. The candidate will work closely with industry partners and interact with PhD students, Chief Investigators, and Partner Investigators of the ARC Future Grids ITTC.

What you’ll do:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community
  • Contribute effectively to the success of research programs run under the ARC Future Grids ITTC and CREPS, including liaising with industry partners, coordinating activities as part of the Training Centre, and communicating outcomes of the research activities to relevant industry stakeholders.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor, Professor Michael Negnevitsky. This will include design and implementation of teaching and research facilities within the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems Laboratories.

What we’re looking for:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Electrical Power Systems and/or Control Engineering.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of electrical power and renewable energy, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry and wider community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major generation technologies and control systems including laboratory prototype development.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $150,759 comprising base salary within the range of $110,992 to $128,854 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Michael Negnevitsky , Professor, Elec. Power & Comp. Inte, or (03) 6226 7613
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File Position Description - 499176 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electrical Power Engineering.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 31 July 2024, 11.55pm

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