Artemis Digital Displacement Doctoral Training Scheme

Artemis Intelligent Power is leading the world in developing the first truly digital hydraulic pumps and motors. These machines enable the development of hydraulic systems which save energy and reduce fuel consumption in off or on-road vehicles, and provide novel solutions to existing challenges in renewable power generation.
As part of a recently awarded multi-million pound project from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Artemis is collaborating with the University of Edinburgh to fund up to 5 doctoral level researchers to contribute to the development of this unique technology.
Programme Structure
The successful candidates will be employed full time by Artemis for the 3 year duration of the scheme. They will also be enrolled as full time PhD students at the University of Edinburgh. Although candidates will be formally employed by Artemis they will be focused on delivering the research aims of their PhD topic.
Funding is available to cover the course fees and an additional salary for the 3 year duration of the scheme.  The initial salary will be £23k per year with the possibility of annual increments depending on individual performance. The salary is not a “stipend” and will be subject the normal rates of UK income tax.  Applicants are expected to submit their thesis at the end of the 3 years as funding cannot be extended beyond this time.
Each employee will have an industrial supervisor from the Artemis Engineering team, and an Academic supervisor from the University of Edinburgh.
Project Description
The development of Digital Displacement technology involves the integration of mechanical design, embedded software, electronics, systems engineering, simulation and control development. Artemis will offer PhD topics targeted to meeting the next key technical challenges in the development of this technology. These will include the following types of research activities:
 - Mechanical design of complex machine parts.
 - Prototype and testing of mechanical designs.
 - CFD, FEM multi-body and transient magnetic modelling of Digital Displacement machines.
 - Time domain, dynamic simulation of hydraulic and mechanical systems.
 - Development of system control software algorithms.
 - Experimental testing of machines on test rigs.
 - Analysis of experimental data. Calibration of simulation models with real-world data.
 - Development of signal processing algorithms.
 - Embedded software & electronics design.
The specific research project topic will be decided upon discussion with prospective candidates based on their experience, skills and interests.
Artemis is a dynamic and growing company with a welcoming and inclusive work environment. The successful candidate will be joining a multi-disciplinary team, developing new technology at the cutting edge of attempts to reduce emissions from off-road vehicles. This project is currently attracting inward investment from Danfoss Power Solutions, who are planning to manufacture in Scotland and bring Digital Displacement to market in the coming years.
The students carrying out this research will benefit from access to test rigs and vehicles, a prototyping workshop and a suite of advanced engineering simulation and design software tools. This is an opportunity to undertake research which directly and quickly influences the direction of technical and business development in a well-funded, serious and ambitious technology development. This will help the candidate to develop highly industrially relevant skills with awareness of the business environment that comes from co-location with a manufacturing center.
Artemis is located in Edinburgh, the historic and beautiful capital of Scotland, offering excellent access to cultural, sporting and outdoors activities, and the project is in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, one of the UK’s highest-ranking and most prestigious Universities.

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Relevant Skills / Experience
Qualifications: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject, or relevant qualifications and experience. Due to funding restrictions, all applicants must fall within the University’s eligibility criteria for UK and EU fees, and must be eligible to work in the UK.
All candidates will be subject to the University of Edinburgh’s criteria for eligibility for entry to a PhD.
This programme would be of interest to an engineer of any background that is keen to apply analytical skills to understanding how complex Mechatronic systems behave and are controlled. As the range of projects on offer are wide in scope there is not one specific skill relevant to all, but any of the following would be relevant:
  • Mechanical design, build & test of prototype parts
  • Simulation of dynamic systems
  • Experience with Matlab / Simulink
  • Data analysis & Signal Processing
  • Interest in technology development and prototyping.
Attitude, energy and commitment are equally as important as academic skills and qualifications. Many of the projects will involve hardware prototyping and testing of machines operating in our laboratory, or in the field, so a practical approach and willingness to ‘get your hands dirty’ is an advantage.
To Apply
Please send a CV and cover letter by 31 January 2019 to
We expect to select the first candidates by the end of February 2019, and projects can start straight away or later by arrangement with successful candidates.
Candidates currently in their final year of undergraduate study are invited to apply for start dates in mid 2019, but any offers will be conditional on their final degree award satisfying minimum requirements.

Closing Date: 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Principal Supervisor: 

TBC depending upon the project decided on


Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a taxable salary will be provided by Artemis Intelligent Power.

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