Reseacher 1A

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £33,199 to £38,460 per annum, 6
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00648


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months

This is a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant multi-cultural modern university which became the first University to frame its research strategy around the Sustainable Development Goals, issued by United Nations in 2015 and applying to all countries until 2030. GCU is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017).

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 contributing to an upcoming exciting project funded by Scottish Power Energy Networks.

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the delivery of a 12-month feasibility study on an innovative fault-finding technique in buried power cables. The researcher will be expected to apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis and present results in technical reports and papers. There will be a requirement to work closely with the industrial funder on data gathering and system design, and report findings in technical meetings/presentations.

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer with an Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. The successful candidate is required to demonstrate 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, Experience with a Finite Element Analysis software package Strong background in power electronic systems Strong background in electrical distribution systems

For an informal discussion on any aspects of the role, you can contact Dr. Ahmed Aboushady, Lecturer in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at or on 01412731346.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, 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.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and is a holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. 

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

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

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

Applications must be made online at

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