Post Doctoral Fellow, Power Conditioning

Position Information

General Information

Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePost Doctoral Fellow, Power ConditioningDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCollege of Engineering (Col)Work UnitCollege of EngineeringWork LocationEPICVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00

Pay RatePay Rate variesMinimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

  • the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
  • the appointment is temporary;
  • the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
  • the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
  • the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
  • the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The employee will carry out research on Increasing Distribution System Resiliency using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB, funded by GMLC Battelle grant. The employee will be a senior member of his/her supervisor’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding.

The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be modeling, simulations, analysis and developing and testing experimental prototypes. The employee will confer with his/her supervisor on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with his/her supervisor, in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with his/her supervisor and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.
The employee will have already acquired a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should be able to exercise scientific judgment on a day-to-day basis. He or she will evaluate incoming information in the form of experimental data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications, and will use this information to make judgments about what step(s) will next lead to progress in the project(s).

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in power electronics and power systems.
2. A strong theoretical and experimental background with evidence of hands on skills related to power electronic converters and power grid system applications.

Proposed Hire Date01/02/2019Expected Length of Assignment12 monthsPosting Open Date11/20/2018Posting Close DateSpecial Notes to ApplicantsPosting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  4. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Research Interest Statement