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Research Assistantship Position in Wind Farm Modelling and Control

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  • Full or part time
    Dr B Pal
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The purpose is to carry out research programmes in large wind farm dynamic modelling and control through undertaking research internship with the consortium partners, project management work with multi university and multi-disciplinary teams in the multi-national consortium. In addition, the Research Assistant (RAs) will be required to submit publications to refereed journals as part of the desirable requirement for PhD qualification. RAs are expected to supervise under graduate students in laboratory as well as in final year individual project.
The post is funded by the H2020 programme of European Commission to investigate the wind farm and grid interaction and develop robust tool for secured operation of wind farm in power grid environment.

Your duties/responsibilities include the following
• To take initiative and conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate supervision.
• To identify and develop suitable model and solution techniques to wind farm dynamic simplification and control
• To work with the researchers in partner university and industry in Denmark, Germany, Israel, Ireland and UK on wind farm modelling, analysis, control, design etc.
• To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
• To write reports for submission to project review meeting both at Imperial and across the consortium.
• To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
• To submit publications to refereed journals
• To provide technical inputs to academic investigator and students in the group
• To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
• To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
• To promote the reputation of the Group, the Department and the College
• To provide guidance to MSc/MEng project supervision
• To teach UG study group and demonstrate in the UG Lab if required
• Contribute technical inputs for research grant applications
• To conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate supervision.
• To participate in Group research meetings and internal seminars.
• To comply with the College, Division, and Unit safety practices and to attend courses on safety when appropriate.
• Any other duties as may be deemed reasonable by Head of group as well as Head of Division/Department/Section.
• You will be required to complete timesheets for your work on projects in a timely manner.
• You will be required to undertake research secondment of 6-8 months in total with two other project partners.

Essential requirements: You are required to meet the following:

• Sound technical understanding and awareness of the challenges in renewable energy integration
• BSc/BEng in electrical and MSc/MEng in electrical engineering with power and or control major
• Knowledge of power system modelling, operation, control and optimisation
• Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
• Practical experience within a research environment
• Experience of working with specific groups of people such fellow researchers and practising engineers from renewable energy industry
• Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses.
• Desirable Knowledge to work in Matlab/Simulink, or other power system computation tools
• To qualify as early stage researcher, you must have less than 4 years of technical experience after your Masters
• To meet the Marie Curie mobility requirements, you must not be in the UK more than 12 months in the UK during the start of the position

Funding Notes

The post is funded by the H2020 programme of European Commission to investigate the wind farm and grid interaction and develop robust tool for secured operation of wind farm in power grid environment.

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure using the link below https://imperialuk.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fApply%2f
(indicating Prof Bikash Pal as supervisor)

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