Power Electronics Reliability Researcher

Posted on the 26th May 2020

Research Engineer in Power Electronics Reliability (M/F)

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


Type of contract: permanent contract, as soon as possible;

Reference: PES_PERM_022020

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 team, located in Rennes (France – Bretagne [35]), is looking for a research engineer with expertise in Power Converter Reliability, with the following duties:

  • Conducting research in the domain of reliability and robustness for power electronics, including power cycling, packaging and failure analysis for power electronic components, for reduced product life-cycle costs.
  • In conjunction with academic partners, developing methods to better understand the critical reliability and robustness issues for converters in real applications.

Education and experience required

  • PhD degree on any subject linked to power electronic modules
  • At least 3/4 years of experience (including PhD degree) within the power electronics field through a public or private R&D laboratory (industrial experience is a plus).
  • Experience with power electronic reliability, and robustness evaluation methods.
  • Expertise in modelling power semiconductor components, and thermo-mechanical related failure mechanisms.
  • Experience with failure analysis tools, such as SAM or thermal impedance spectroscopy and sample preparation and calibration.
  • Familiarity with thermal design of converters and programming for the automation of tests.
  • Familiarity with real-time control systems and LABVIEW
  • Familiarity with simulation/analysis tools such as PSIM, MATLAB/Simulink, COMSOL or ANSYS

Personal Profile

  • Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed schedules
  • Motivated to work in dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priority
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: ability of sharing information with team players (must show evidences of team-working)
  • Fluent English
  • Availability for frequent business trips abroad


Mrs Magali BRANCHEREAU (Human Resources)

Please send your CV and motivation letter in pdf format by email (in object: your name + the reference PES_PERM_022020) to: