Head of Research Power Electronic Systems (H/F)

Posted on the 27th November 2020

Head of Research (M/F)

1, allée de Beaulieu, CS 10806, 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France

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Type de contrat: undetermined term period (CDI), starting as soon as possible

Référence: PES_PERM_122020

Context and description

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC is one of the leading manufacturers of power electronic products spanning from power devices and modules to HVDC. As MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Group’s subsidiary, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC R&D CENTRE EUROPE (MERCE) includes the “Power Electronic Systems” Division (PES) performing fundamental research on integration and reliability aspects of Power Electronics.

MERCE research lab, located in Rennes (France – Bretagne [35]), is looking for its Head of Research of the Power Electronic Systems division, who will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • – Management of the division (15 researchers)
  • – Management of R&D strategy, activities and resource planning
  • – Development of collaborations inside Mitsubishi Electric group
  • – Development of external partnerships with European academic institutions and consortia
  • – Management of standardization activities
  • – Budget management
  • – Representation of the division inside and outside Mitsubishi Electric group
  • – Management of technical reports, patents and scientific publications

Essential qualifications

  • – At least 15 years of experience in research (including PhD) on power electronics through a public or private R&D laboratory (industrial experience is a plus)
  • – Technical and management experience in in advanced power electronics research related to components and systems such as: power modules, converter integration, design and control, intelligent gate drivers, reliability, condition monitoring
  • – Familiarity with experimental lab environment and simulation/modelling/analysis tools such as PSIM, MATLAB/Simulink, COMSOL
  • – Experience of implementing technologies

Personal profile

  • – Open-mindedness, capacity to work in a multicultural and international environment
  • – Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
  • – Motivated to work in dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priority
  • – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: ability on sharing information with team players (must show evidences of team-working and team building) of presenting the technical achievements in a comprehensive and appealing fashion, of adapting the content to the audience
  • – First approach/experience of Japanese culture is a plus
  • – Fluent English
  • – Availability for business trips abroad



Please send your CV and motivation letter in English in pdf format by email (in object: your name + the reference PES_PERM_122020) to :