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CHARGE Lab invites outstanding and highly motivated students to apply for PhD or MASc positions in the following research areas: (i) Design optimization, modeling, control and testing of electric machines for transportation electrification application; (ii) Artificial Intelligence based condition monitoring, fault tolerant control and fault diagnosis of electric traction machines and drives.


  • Candidates should hold a B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in electrical, mechanical, or computer science from a reputable institution
  • Industry experience will be an asset
  • Prior research experience and exceptional record of publications in IEEE conferences and journals or other reputable journals is an asset
  • Candidates should be capable of working independently and in team
  • Students will be required to collaborate with industry partner(s)
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on experience with experimental studies of motor drives systems and familiarity with software tools such as Matlab/Simulink, PLECS, Ansys, JMAG, MotorCAD, dSpace


  • Candidates will be provided a base research stipend and will also be encouraged to apply for additional merit-based University and external scholarships.   
  • In addition, candidates will be eligible to receive Graduate Teaching assistantships from the Faculty of Engineering.

Interested applicants are encouraged to email a single PDF file containing: i) Cover letter describing previous research experience and future career goals; ii) CV; iii) B.Sc. and M.Sc.  transcripts; and iv) English language proficiency test results to the Director of CHARGE Lab “Dr. Narayan C. Kar” (

Job Opportunities

Research Program Manager

Job Description:

Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) Lab at the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada invites applications to fill an open research program manager (PM) position. The PM will manage a Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program and multiple industry supported research and development (R&D) projects and teams to ensure the program’s multidisciplinary goals are reached. The research PM will work closely with industry, academic and government partners, and cross-disciplinary teams of students, researchers and professors to plan and develop scopes, deliverables, required resources, work plans, budget, etc. The PM will manage project budgets and communicate with the University Research Finance Department as well. In addition, the PM will also be responsible to purchase equipment, materials and supplies, enforce and ensure confidentiality among projects, assist with grant applications and proposal preparation, prepare mid-year, annual and final project and financial and annual program reports and develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify potential areas for improvement.


  • An M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in science or engineering from a reputable institution.
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team.
  • Prior industry project management experience will be an asset.
  • Master’s degree in business administration will be an asset.

Method of Application:

Interested applicants are encouraged to email a single PDF file containing: i) a 2-3 page statement on previous project management experience and ii) a detailed CV to the Director of CHARGE Lab “Dr. Kar” (

Job Location: Charge Labs