Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

University of York
June 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:£41,330
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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£41,330 per year (no family) or £46,360 per year (family)


Marie Curie

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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To be confirmed

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  • 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” and we have a vacancy for a 3 year, fully funded PhD.

    Electromagnetic shielding is essential in nearly all electronic systems to prevent electromagnetic interference affecting the operation of sensors and wireless communications. This work aims to further the understanding of on- board electromagnetic shielding for power electronics and provide tools to allow engineers to optimise this shielding. Working as part of the Applied Electromagnetics and Devices research group at the University of York, you will develop an innovative strategy to shield on-board electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by power-electronic equipment. We aim to use a holistic shielding technique including both software and hardware. This will enable a trade-off between waveform control (complexity and efficiency) and shielding techniques (mass and cost) in the overall on-board design. This trade-off will be assessed with respect to the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) approach. You will have the opportunity to undertake secondments with Siemens and the NXP Semiconductor and work with other partners to apply the techniques developed in this work.

    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; 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 or Electrical 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, power electronics and writing software for data processing (e.g. MATLAB or Python).
  • Experience with laboratory measurements at radio frequency, computer simulation tools, power electronics and electrical machines is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to present technical information and communicate via reports, and presentations.
  • 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: please contact Dr Simon Bale ([email protected]), or [email protected].

    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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