Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PARASOL)

University of York
September 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,330
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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

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

Project interview event is Nov 7-8

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  • 11108 PARASOL DR5 Research Associate Job Description.pdf (PDF, 930.11kb)

  • 11108 PARASOL DR9 Research Associate Job Description.pdf (PDF, 928.94kb)

  • Role Description Department

    The University of York has established the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology which formally launched on 1 August 2022.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our working environment and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. Physics is proud to hold Juno Champion, and Athena Swan silver awards. Electronic Engineering is similarly proud of their Athena Swan bronze award. 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”.

    We have two vacancies (DR5 and DR9) each of which offers a 3 year, fully- funded PhD. DR5 will undertake work in on-board shielding of power electronic systems in the time domain by means of innovative combinations of waveform control and shield design supervised by Dr Yihua Hu. DR9 will undertake work on the development of enclosure shielding metrics designed to allow engineers to properly understand the performance of the shields in use in a range of applications supervised by Dr Simon Bale.

    The successful candidates will conduct research in electromagnetic shielding, whilst working towards their PhD 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 (DR5: Siemens & NXP; DR9:Evector & 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 & Qualifications needed

    You will have:

  • 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
  • For those applicants for whom English is not their first language, you will need to meet or exceed the University of York's requirements for Electronic Engineering PhD entry
  • A good understanding of electromagnetics, electrical circuits, transmission lines, and writing software for data processing (e.g. Matlab or Python).
  • 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 Yihua Hu ( or Dr Simon Bale ( 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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