ACEP Postdoc in Power Electronics / Power Systems

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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:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, 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.


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.


Candidates will be evaluated based on their past research and/or industry experience. Candidates must have both power systems and power electronics experience. In particular, candidates must have strong experience with dynamic and transient modeling and simulation of power systems, preferably to include use of both switching-level and averaged-model based representations of converter-coupled generation. Candidates should have experience working in some capacity with MV power electronics – design, analysis, build, and/or testing, and an understanding of current state of the art of MVDC converters. The ideal candidate also has an understanding of current state of the art of MVDC components and systems. Candidates must be familiar with at least one Electromagnetic Transient Program platform, including performing switching-level simulations of converter systems. The candidate should have experience performing simulation and/or theoretical based stability analyses. The ideal candidate has experience with on-line stability/network monitoring. Finally, the ideal candidate has hands-on experience with design, build, installation, and/or testing of power converters at tens of kW and 1000 Vdc / 480 Vac level.

This is a non-represented faculty position for one year with the potential to extend if funds are available. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking pace on Sept. 3, 2019.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 9/2/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.  A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional reference.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact College of Engineering and Mines Human Resources Coordinator, Kenna Metivier at 907-474-7777. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contract UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

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

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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