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Research Associate in High Voltage Engineering
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016717

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Power and Energy

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 17 March 2022

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

SF6 has a very high global warming potential and its applications in the energy sector is not yet prohibited. A key factor that is delaying SF6 replacement is the unknown on the long-term stability of new alternatives, which would require the development of appropriate PD condition monitoring system. This is an opportunity for a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to work on a project jointly funded through the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) and HVPD Ltd. Electric utilities are actively looking to replace SF6 with a more environmentally friendly alternative and contribute positively to the Net Zero target. However, we need to develop condition monitoring system tailored for new SF6 alternatives that can validate the long-term gas stability of these candidates. UoM will work closely with HVPD to develop new commercial applications and services tailored for SF6-free technology. ​​​​​​​

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered      

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Tony Chen


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


The closing date for this job has now passed.