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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£33,797 - £39,152 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 23 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering within the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, has an excellent track record in sustaining and growing research and knowledge transfer links with Industry. Building on this successful track record, the successful candidate will be part of a vibrant team.

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the delivery of a 23-month study on fault tolerant medium voltage modular converter topologies for dc grids. The work will involve use of AI and machine learning techniques for early fault and internal failures detection. The researcher will be expected to apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis, including modelling and experimental studies. The researcher will be expected to present results in technical reports and academic papers published in high profile conferences and journals. The researcher will be further expected to report findings in technical meetings/presentations. In addition, the researcher will need to contribute to the delivery of capacity buildings projects that are running at the moment within the department, this is expected to develop their career further.

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer with PhD in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or equivalent industrial experience in a relevant subject area. The successful candidate is required to demonstrate strong background in power electronics and/or electrical power transmission and distribution systems, experience in developing written research output including academic papers, good understanding of research methods and their application, proficiency in IT skills, use of simulation software and evidence of good written/oral communication skills.

It would also be desirable for the candidate to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink software
  • Practical experience in building power electronic circuits involving digital signal controllers
  • Experience with AI/ machine learning software package

For an informal discussion on any aspects of the role, you can contact Dr. Azmy Gowaid, Lecturer in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.



Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.  The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and is one of only two such Schools in Scotland to hold the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award for promoting gender equality and women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and allied STEMM subjects (surveying, environment and management of all themes) in higher education

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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