The group for High Voltage Engineering at ETH is researching in the area of future electric power transmission technology with a focus on gaseous insulation systems and HVDC systems. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a temporary
Scientific Assistant
Your task will be to program an Altera Cyclone V FPGA that controls a flexible pulsed DC current source (3kA/3kV). The control scheme should enable to operate the source with a pre-defined arbitrary current wave-shape within the full operating range and with extremely steep current gradients. An extension to power-hardware-in-the-loop operation modus is planned. The hardware of the current source as well as of the controller and interfaces are available and under preparation for upgrade. The position is limited to 12 months.
The successful applicant should hold recent Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Information Technology with very good grades. She/he should be highly motivated and ready to work in an multi-disciplinary research team. Programming experience with VHDL is required, prior knowledge in communication with electrotechnical hardware is of advantage, but not mandatory.
We look forward to receiving your online application. Please address your application to Ms Maja Bügler, Human Resources. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. For further information about the the group please visit our website http://www.hvl.ee.ethz.ch/.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Christian Frank, Head of Power Systems and High Voltage Laboratory, by email franck@eeh.ee.ethz.ch (no applications).