Internship – Physical measurement on superconductive tape (F/M)

SuperGrid Institute

Posted 4 weeks ago

SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation center, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research center with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialise in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website:

General Context

SuperGrid Institute is developing a novel device, the fault current limiter. Based on superconducting materials, it reduces the intensity of fault currents and facilitates the fault clearance. For DC applications, the limiter is associated with a DC circuit breaker, the latter being constituted by an arrangement of several electrical components. The final device “limiter + DC breaker” is then included in a wider grid protection strategy, with several sources connected.

SuperGrid has developed a superconductive conductor with other international partners, characterization of this conductor in its final environment is necessary and is the object of the present offer. Especially, the focus will be on the setup of the measuring chain.

Objectives / Missions

  • Perform measurements with sufficient precision in order to quantifiy the non linear resistance of the superconducting conductor in cryogenic environment
  • Improve the measuring chains of current and voltage in order to match the precision requirements.
  • Automate the measurements in LABVIEW

Candidate Profile

Electrical engineering, physical measurement or material engieneering


Attracted by experiments and laboratory environment

LABVIEW competences

Other information

The application has to include the internship title, candidate name, CV and the most recent marks. Applications should be sent to the following address:

SuperGrid Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We respect and value the diversity of our employees, their backgrounds and their professional experience. We believe in equality and take affirmative action to ensure that discrimination has no place in our recruitment process nor our company.

Job Features

Job CategoryInternship
Contract TypeInternship
Duration5 - 6 months
Start DateSeptember 2020

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