Post-doctoral Fellow

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number TMP00746PO17 Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow Internal Title Post-doctoral Fellow Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Engineering and Computing Department Electrical Engineering Salary salary commensurate with qualifications Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule Type of Temporary Position Temporary Staff Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The power and energy group at University of South Carolina seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a one-year appointment, beginning January 2018, with the possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform research in the areas of DC micro-grid development and grid integration of renewable energy.
The successful applicant will work with other researchers on the project team in support of an industry-funded research project. Responsibilities include:
• Prototyping of electronic power converters
• Design and analysis of protection schemes
• Coordinating the work of PhD students
• Planning tests, analyzing test data and writing reports
• Publishing scientific papers


• PhD in electrical power systems engineering with a strong focus on one of the following areas: power electronics, micro-grid control, DC system protection.
• Experience with fast prototyping solutions and/or Hardware In the Loop approaches.
• Proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Willingness to take direction, and ability to work with others as part of a project team.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 01/02/2018 Proposed End Date Job Open Date 12/08/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

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