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About the role

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position at the Aerospace and Computational Engineering Research Group of the Department of Engineering of the University of Leicester. You will join the Advanced High Temperature Superconducting Materials and Power Systems Research Theme led by Dr Harold Ruiz, whose group is nationally and internationally recognized in the Applied Superconductivity Field.

The research is to be conducted to develop optimization tools onto the electromagnetic and thermal modelling of novel high temperature superconducting (HTS) and soft ferromagnetic (SFM) metastructures for their deployment in the power, medical and security sectors. The position will concentrate on modelling the macroscopical electromagnetic properties of HTS-SFM metastructures for magnetic shielding, cloaking, and ac loss reduction.

You will take a leading role in developing analytical and computational solutions aimed at reaching the goals of the research project, in collaboration and under the lead and mentoring of Dr Ruiz. You will collaborate with Dr Ruiz’s PhD students on the associated project, and to engage with industry stakeholders. In addition, you will be expected to participate in the general activities of the project consortium, to attend to project meetings and to relevant dissemination events within the UK and Internationally, to collaborate in the preparation of project reports, to submit publications to referred journals, and to engage with the seek for further research funding.

About you
To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated individual with a PhD degree in a relevant subject and a multidisciplinary approach (Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science). You will have a strong knowledge of the materials properties and applications of High Temperature Superconducting materials, with a solid background and extensive skills on the numerical and/or analytical modelling of superconducting devices. A record of experience in the dissemination of research results for publications in peer-reviewed Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics Journals is desirable.
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should made to Dr Harold S. Ruiz on +44 (0)116 229 7825 or hsrr1@leicester.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 10 October 2019.
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.
In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.