UKRI Guarantee Doctoral Network Student (PARASOL)

University of York
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,330
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UKRI Guarantee Doctoral Network Student (PARASOL)


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


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


Marie Curie

Contract status

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 School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    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 aim to ensure there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    This project will be in the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory which has an international reputation in Electromagnetic Compatibility.


    As part of the Europe Horizon Project, “PARASOL”, the associated PhD is funded until 30 September 2027, with the remainder self-funded. Funding may be extended by one year subject to confirmation by UKRI, this cannot be guaranteed.

    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 shielding for power electronics and provide tools for simultaneous shielding design and waveform optimisation. ~~~~

    The successful candidates will conduct research in electromagnetic shielding and waveform optimisation, whilst working towards their PhD in Electronic Engineering. In addition to individual research projects, researchers will benefit from further continuing education, which includes: internships and secondments with other members of the consortium across Europe; writing progress reports and publications, 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 equivalent); minimum 2:1 or equivalent grade.
  • A good understanding of electromagnetics, ~~~~ power electronics and writing software for data processing (e.g. MATLAB or Python).
  • Experience with laboratory measurements at radio frequency, computer simulation, power electronics and electrical machines is desirable.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, you will need to meet the University's requirements for Electronic Engineering PhD entry.
  • 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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