Post Doctoral Fellow - 12 MONTH
- University of Arkansas
- Location: Fayetteville, AR
- Job Number: 7083805
- Posting Date: Aug 25, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionInstitution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Summary of Job Duties:
The Post Doctoral Fellow will perform research into advanced power electronics circuits design and/or power electronic packaging. The position will lead a team of graduate researchers, write proposals, co-author publications, develop hardware prototypes for test and evaluation, perform electrical and mechanical tests on prototypes, and contribute to system design prototyping as part of a larger power electronics team on applications including motor drives, solar inverters, and microgrid controllers.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Ph.D. in electrical engineering from an accredited institution of higher education
Hands-on experience in design, development, and control of power electronic converters
Experience in PCB design, gate driver design, and thermal management solutions
Extensive experience with medium-power or medium-voltage power converters
Demonstrated proficiency in the programming of DSP or CPLD or FPGA
Experience with a wide bandgap, e.g., SiC or GaN, devices/modules for power electronic system applications
Experience in EMI filters design
Experience in printed circuit board layout
Experience in the design of medium- or high-frequency transformers
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge power electronic circuit theory such as dc/dc converters, inverters, and multi-level converters
Knowledge of basic PWM control methods
Knowledge and some experience with thermal management techniques in power electronic modules and assemblies
Ability to write research papers and research proposals and to develop professional presentations