The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated Assistant Chemical Engineering Technician to join its skilled Technical Services team of over 40 technical staff supporting a diverse and expanding range of research and teaching activities. The appointee will be primarily responsible for assisting with the safe and efficient running of the School’s suite of chemical engineering teaching laboratories. This will include the provision of technical support to a broad variety of student projects and research projects within the School. The post-holder will be involved in actively assisting in the delivery of teaching and demonstrating in the laboratories, the manufacture of components and apparatus, repair and maintenance of equipment within the labs and stock control. They will also assist in the efficient development and repurposing of the teaching labs, as well as participating in and supporting open days and University outreach activities.
The successful appointee will become part of a team of specialist technical officers, academics and researchers working on the provision of remote laboratories for the online teaching of practical work in STEM subjects. The remote laboratories currently comprise over 100 experiments that are hosted in the foyers of buildings around campus. Students access them through a web browser and interact with them directly in real-time using a custom cloud-based system that we have built in-house and released as open-source software. The post-holder will lead the co-development of new experiments with internal and external clients, lead educational research to evaluate their impact on learning, and manage the provision of our services. The team is led by Prof. Timothy Drysdale, Director of Strategic Digital Education, and recently won the international award for Digital Transformation from the Association for Learning Technology/Jisc. Informal enquiries about the position can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Research Associate position will contribute to the the Heat Accumulation from Renewables with Valid Energy Storage and Transformation for decarbonising heating and cooling within the Institute for Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh, which is funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Birmingham and University College London.
The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for the 2023 Elizabeth Georgeson Research Fellowship. This three-year Fellowship specifically supports early-career (postdoctoral) researchers form backgrounds that are under-represented in engineering research and academia (e.g. gender, minority ethnicity, disability, disadvantaged circumstances, etc.). The Fellowship aims to provide a supportive and collegial environment for early-careers researchers to develop new independent research, with a view to raising external research funding to conduct that research and establish an independent academic career. In this 2023 round of the Elizabeth Georgeson Fellowship scheme, we will therefore be prioritising applications from candidates who self-identify as female. Candidates of minority ethnic groups in the UK of all genders, with/without disabilities or other characteristics under-represented in Engineering are also encouraged to apply.
The power electronics research team within the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an experienced Research to work on the modelling of high voltage DC (HVDC) systems and DC circuit breakers (DCCB). The successful candidate will be responsible for part of the University of Edinburgh’s contribution to the Network DC project. This is a multiparter project, led by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE), which aims to advance the readiness of HVDC networks and enable the deployment of multi-terminal DC grids which cannot exist without DCCBs.