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ECE Electric Power Systems Post Doc

Post-Doctoral Position: Electric Power Conversion and Control for DC Systems

Department: Electrical & Computer

The Electric Power Systems Laboratory (EPSL), Center for Energy in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and the Swanson School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of electric power conversion related to DC system design.

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following key areas: high power, power electronics technologies (topology, controller design, hardware selection and implementation); system modeling and analysis (including proficiency in at least Matlab/Simulink, PSCAD/EMTDC, or related ANSYS products); DC system design and protection (Microgrids, DC interruption, battery performance as examples); or experience with hardware-in-the-loop as it pertains to power electronics / systems.

Successful candidates must have the ability to support high impact research program activities, demonstrate performance in a collaborative teamwork environment, possess excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, and must be committed to contributing to the goals and objectives of the program’s progressive growth. 

The EPSL at Pitt is supported through strong industry partnerships and collaborations on education and research activities, along with funding from state and federal agencies, local foundations, and other key constituents. The EPSL and the ECE Dept. offer a dynamic and progressive environment in the electric power area, with a growing research program involved in various aspects of power electronics and control technologies, renewable energy systems, DC system design, microgrid development, and other power related disciplines; along with vibrant graduate and undergraduate level activities. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering – including undergraduate and graduate degree concentrations in Electric Power Engineering with approximately 33% of our students enrolled. A few highlights of the program can be found at the following website: www.engineering.pitt.edu/power.

All candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Please send a resume (or CV), contact information for at least two references, plus a letter summarizing your research interests, career aspirations, and qualifications to:

Prof. Gregory Reed Director, Center for Energy
Director, Electric Power Systems Laboratory
815 Benedum Engineering Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Prof. Brandon Grainger
Program Manager, DC-AMPS
Affiliate, Electric Power Systems Laboratory
802 Benedum Engineering Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Alternatively, applications may be submitted electronically to: gfr3@pitt.edu / bmg10@pitt.edu

Additionally, please have your references send their letters directly to the same address.
We highly encourage candidates who are female or from underrepresented US minority groups to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Contact Name: Gregory Reed
Contact Email: gfr3@pitt.edu