Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Te Tari Pūhanga Hangarau | Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
    • Fixed term for 24 months
    • 37.5 hours per week

    The research project: Architecture of the Future Low-Carbon, Resilient, Electrical Power System or Future of Architecture Network (FAN).
    As part of the New Zealand government's Strategic Science Investment Fund on Advanced Energy Technology, we are investigating what the future electrical power system might look like. Our main hypothesis is that high penetration of DC transmission and distribution (conveyance) into the AC grid will provide many benefits to transition to a low-carbon power system. The major research challenge is to determine the future architecture, topology and a transition pathway. For more information about the research programme and the research team, please check our website:

    Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
    This Post-Doctoral researcher position open on the "Future Architecture of the Network" research programme is based at the University of Canterbury (UC) (Christchurch), in New Zealand. You will collaborate with the whole research team (from 5 different organisations in New Zealand and overseas partners) and with industry partners (local and international).

    Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
    You will be responsible for some key specific aspects of the research project, primarily encompassing research, with some design, development, and implementation, as well as publications and providing ad hoc specialist guidance to students.

    Mōu | Who You Are
    You will demonstrate a good understanding of the power system grid and experience in modelling supported with a strong mathematical background.

    Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
    Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
    Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.
    We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.
    For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

    The closing date for this position is: 28 February 2023 (midnight, NZ time)
    Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date.

    Remuneration for this role is based on the Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement to a maximum of $87,991p.a. (full time).
    Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
    Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website.

    We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at [email protected]
    For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.

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