Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PARASOL)

University of York
February 09, 2023
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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PARASOL)


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£41,330 a year (No Family) or £46,360 a year (Family)


Marie Curie

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  • Role Description Department

    The University of York has established the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology which brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards. These awards recognise our commitment to creating a fully inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    The Communications Technologies Research Group comprises over 90 staff, postgraduate research students and visitors. This project will be in the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory within the Communications Technologies Research Group and has an international reputation in Electromagnetic Compatibility working with industry and in a range of European and UK funded projects.


    We have been awarded funding by the European Union as part of the Europe Horizon Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network Project entitled “PARASOL – European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable Electromagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility” and we have a vacancy for a 3 year, fully funded PhD.

    To date, all current electromagnetic shielding enclosure measurement standards ignore the internal electronics that the shield is there to protect. This can lead to unpredictable outcomes when the shield is installed. Working as part of the Applied Electromagnetics research group you will develop more accurate shielding metrics, modelling and measurement techniques that will allow the real-world shielding effectiveness of enclosures with contents to be quantified. This will allow engineers to properly understand the performance of the shields in use in a range of applications and better predict the risk of EMC failures. You will have the opportunity to work with EVEKTOR and apply the techniques developed in this work to aircraft structures.

    The successful candidates will conduct research in electromagnetic shielding, whilst working towards their PhD in Electronic Engineering. In addition to their individual research projects, researchers will benefit from further continuing education, which includes: internships and secondments with other members of the consortium across Europe (EVEKTOR & University of Twente); writing up of research results in progress reports and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations, public engagement and outreach activities; and a variety of training modules.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering (or related relevant subject); minimum 2:1 or equivalent grade.
  • Willingness to undertake a programme of learning and development, in the form of a PhD.
  • A good understanding of electromagnetics, electrical circuits, transmission lines, and writing software for data processing (e.g. MATLAB or Python).
  • Meet or exceed the University of York's requirements for Electronic Engineering PhD entry.
  • Demonstrated ability to present technical information and communicate via reports, and presentations.
  • Experience with laboratory measurements at radio frequency, computer simulation tools, power electronics and electrical machines is desirable.
  • Ability to plan, work and communicate effectively as part of a team, and complete tasks on time is essential.
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: Dr Simon Bale (, Dr John Dawson ( or via

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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