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Research Scientist – Power Electronics

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0052352
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Information:

Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. We keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. What we deliver is used almost universally, with more than three quarters of the world’s population positively impacted by what we do. Founded on 100+ years of engineering heritage and enriched by diversity, we balance social, environmental, and economic values for a sustainable society. We employ more than 40,000 people in more than 90 countries.

Research Scientist – Power Electronics, Raleigh – North Carolina USA

We are looking for a research scientist with expertise in Power Electronics for our research center in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a scientist in the global Hitachi Energy Research organization, you will propose and lead cutting edge research projects to push the boundaries of knowledge and technology for Hitachi Energy's future products and services.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a global team of researchers and engineers in Hitachi Energy Research and Hitachi Energy business units to perform research and development for next generation technology in power electronics, such as topology analysis, modeling and control, and power electronics application in the power system.
  • Collaborate and support all business units and ensure successful execution of research projects.
  • Identify technology gaps that address present and future business needs in the field of power electronics technologies and their application in the power system.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise.
  • Collaborate with external partners including universities, national labs, startups, and vendors.
  • Disseminate results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background

  • Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: power electronics topology analysis, converter modelling and control, application of power electronics in the power system (e.g. HVDC, FACTS, microgrid, renewable energy integration, energy storage, EV charging infrastructure), control theory, reliability, etc.
  • Solid theoretical background with publications in renowned transactions and conferences.
  • Proficient in computation and simulation tools, e.g., Matlab, Simulink, PSCAD, PLECS, etc.
  • Excellent innovation capability and competence in application-oriented research.
  • Self-motivated, high curiosity and ability to learn new technologies.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.

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