Researcher position - Control for reliability of Electromobility Systems 80 - 100%

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW

Researcher position - Control for reliability of Electromobility Systems 80 - 100%

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Researcher position - Control for reliability of Electromobility Systems 80 - 100%

School of Engineering FHNW, Institute of Electrical Power Systems

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Your tasks

The researcher will participate in a project under the NCCR Automation consortium, collaborating with Principal Investigators from FHNW and ETHZ. The research project is dedicated to designing multi-objective controllers to optimize the efficiency, reliability, and lifespan of electric vehicles.

The individual will tackle the challenge of defining reliability and lifespan models for electric vehicle components, including batteries, converters, and capacitors. They will utilize various time and frequency domain control techniques to integrate these sustainability criteria into the design phase. They will also establish optimal, reconfigurable operating profiles for different driving conditions, highlighting the controller's adaptability. The researcher will be involved in national research projects within the NCCR framework, which will include collaboration with other NCCR researchers at ETH, EPFL, and EMPA. The initial contract will be for two years, with the option for renewal.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Developing an optimal system layout for facilitating decentralized control and optimal operation of a network of power converters with generators, storage, and loads.
  •  Creating a switched systems model of a reconfigurable grid and designing adaptive controllers.
  •  Writing scientific papers.
  •  Collaborating with other researchers within the NCCR network.

Your profile

Candidates are required to possess an engineering degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering, with a specialization in control systems or optimization, complemented by a robust mathematical foundation. Additional prerequisites include:

  • A proven research background, evidenced by a solid publication record in premier conferences and/or journals.
  •  Practical experience in electromobility or power conversion.
  •  A keen interest in contributing to an international setting, with proficient communication skills in English being essential.
  •  Proficiency in German, or a readiness to learn, is advantageous.

Your prospects:

Our working environment at the Brugg-Windisch campus, combined with a high degree of flexibility in terms of working hours and location, provides a contemporary framework for our work. At the School of Engineering, a culture of dialog is cultivated that is characterized by appreciation and trust. We consider short decision-making processes, a lean administration and great personal freedom to shape and act as important framework conditions for our success.

Your benefits:


Wide range of university sports

Cultural programme of lectures, concerts, theatre and films

Established implementation of equal pay

Targeted promotion of doctoral projects

Annual working time (42 hours/week) with the option of part-time and teleworking

Mentoring programme for career development

Start Date: immediately.

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Your workplace
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW
Bahnhofstrasse 6

Any questions?
About the position:

Prof. Dr. Silvia Mastellone, , Contact:

About the recruiting process:

Stavroula Karavouzis, HR Manager, Contact: +41 56 202 74 76


Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application.

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