RESEARCHER-1-FEL 01 - Intelligent Drives and Advanced Machine Control / New Concepts of Drive Units for Electric Vehicles and Cars / Power Flow Control in Distribution Grids and Active Filters


Research focus of the expert team: Intelligent Drives and Advanced Machine Control / New Concepts of Drive Units for Electric Vehicles and Cars / Power Flow Control in Distribution Grids and Active Filters

Intelligent Drives and Advanced Machine Control
- The aim of this project is definition of new class of electric drives and complex mechatronic systems with higher level of embedded intelligence. The main application of investigated technologies is expected in the fields of robotics, servo-drives, machine tools, and special manipulators and actuators. This research will be focused on new control and parameter identification strategies especially for ac motor drives (e.g. stochastic approaches, optimal control).

New Concepts of Drive Units for Electric Vehicles and Cars
- This project should discover new concepts of drive units for electric vehicles. The application of these technologies is expected predominantly in both public transportation vehicles (mainly trams and EMUs) and new concepts of personal cars. This research will be significantly focused on the utilization of high-speed drives in combination with appropriate mechanical components securing a transfer of tractive effort to either axle/wheelset or wheel.

Power Flow Control in Distribution Grids and Active Filters
- The aim of this project is research of new technologies, devices, principles and control algorithms of power flow control in distribution grids. The main attention is paid to hybrid and fully power electronics based solutions.
The postdoc will work in a power electronics and drives group in R&D center RICE at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UWB. The research team has around 50 experienced researchers. The team has world-unique R&D infrastructure and unique industrial background.



Selected researcher will strengthen an existing top-quality research team of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Their main tasks will be to engage in the activities of the team of experts under the guidance of a mentor and to fulfill tasks specified by the R&D activity plan. Their own scientific work will include publication of R&D results in prestigious foreign impact journals, participation in major conferences, obtaining applied results, involvement in national and international research projects, and organization of the professional life at the workplace (seminars, conferences).

The mentor of the position is: prof. Ing. Zdeněk Peroutka, Ph.D.


RESEARCHER PROFILES - Established Researcher (R3), Leading Researcher (R4)

RESEARCH FIELD - Engineering, Electrical engineering



- A properly completed Doctoral Study Programme at university or higher education institution in the Czech Republic or a properly completed similar Study Programme abroad recognized in accordance with Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on the Amendment and Supplementation of Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, with the study completion date after 1st January 2015.
- The candidate for the position must be a researcher from abroad, i.e. a researcher who has worked outside the Czech Republic for at least two years during the prior three years in the field of research, including at least half work load, or has been a Ph.D. (or similar forms) student abroad; citizens of the Czech Republic are not excluded.
- The candidate must provide at least 2 publication outputs over the last 3 years.
- Good knowledge of English (at least at the CAE level or its equivalent).
- Experience with research on the research topic of the specialist team.



Number of positions available: 1

Employment will be arranged for a fixed period.

Job status: full-time, 40 houres per week

Gross monthly income: 68.000 CZK

Place of work: Pilsen/CZ

Expected commencement of employment: 1. 7. 2022



- Structured curriculum vitae, relevant supporting documents proving the Applicant's activity outside the territory of the Czech Republic to the extent corresponding to the qualification requirements.
- A copy of the documents proving achieved education (Ph.D. diploma or its equivalent).
- Copies of documents proving the achieved level of the English language (CAE level or its equivalent).
- Full bibliographic data of articles published in impacted journals (please provide, in particular, articles relating to the orientation of the working position, including the impact factor of the journal at the time of their publication).
- Complete bibliographic data of works published in proceedings of significant (referred to in WoS or SCOPUS) international conferences relating to the focus of the activity at the listed position.
- Overview of research teams (especially international) with whom the Applicant has worked so far, including the projects in which the Applicant was involved.
- Overview of collaboration with the application sphere and achieved application outputs.


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All received applications will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee will issue the final ranking of the applications.



This position can be held only by a candidate working at full time job for the period 6 months.


The job is funded through European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

PROJECT NAME: Mobility Západočeské univerzity v Plzni

PROJECT NUMBER: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_053/0016927