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Subject: Wind turbine control

Supervisor: Dr. Xiaowei Zhao


Research Fellow in Wind Turbine Control (88270-028)

Fixed Term position for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension for a further 2 years. Salary: £29,799 – £38,833 per annum

The School of Engineering of the University of Warwick is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow to work on an EPSRC-funded project on wind turbine control. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication. You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce journal and conference publications ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

It is essential that you have a good honours degree and a PhD (or expect to be awarded the PhD shortly) in the fields of Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, or Mechanical Engineering. You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output and will be able to contribute to the development of funding proposals. You will have excellent IT skills including demonstrable ability to use IT to write technical research papers and presentations. You are also required to be an excellent communicator with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You should have strong experience in at least one of the following areas: mathematical modelling, controller design, optimisation, wind turbines/farms, and data science. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well within a team.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

For informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Dr. Xiaowei Zhao at

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