University of Alaska ACEP Postdoc for Power Systems & Power Electronics in Fairbanks, Alaska

ACEP Postdoc for Power Systems & Power Electronics

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented

Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40

Work type:Post Doc

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:College of Engineering & Mines


Categories:Engineering/Computer Science, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institution. The Carnegie Classification of UAF is Research University with high research activity. UAF is the major research campus in the University of Alaska system and hosts several research institutes including the INE, Geophysical Institute, International Arctic Research Center, Arctic Regions Supercomputing Center, and Institute of Arctic Biology. Applicants are invited to visit the ACEP web site at Fairbanks is a modern city with approximately 100,000 residents in the area. It is located in interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and hosts a large variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Additional information about this position is found and applications are only accepted online at All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research objectives, and at least three professional references with contact information.


ACEP is looking for a post doc with strong background in both power systems and power electronics. Duties will include one or more of the following, depending on candidate strengths: (1) Lead technical and economic analysis of multi-terminal MVDC distribution system between remote Alaskan villages. Analysis must include specification of power converters and operating strategies. Work closely with Utility partners and other ACEP Researchers to compare MVDC solution to traditional AC solution as well as continued operation as remote islanded diesel powered systems, (2) Propose and lead innovative, effective, and practical approaches for stability analysis and monitoring of converter-dominated power systems at the hundreds of kW level. Research should include simulation components as well as hardware validation in a laboratory setting, with considerations for field deployment.Essential

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks works to develop practical and cost effective solutions to reduce the energy cost in remote regions. ACEP covers all areas of energy research from the research and development of forward thinking solutions, to the technical, policy and economic support of near-term projects.

If you would like to be part of a highly functional team with experience ranging from systems implementation, the assessment of research and business opportunities, to background work in basic science, and you bring enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and the ability to find synergies in a diverse group, this job might be for you. If you demonstrate the ability to conduct defined research and development projects successfully, and lead research staff and graduate students well, you will quickly be given the opportunity to gain larger responsibilities for a defined team and budgets.

Required to submit a CV, cover letter, statement of research interest and three professional references with contact information.

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Advertised:16 Feb 2018Alaskan Standard Time

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