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Research Fellowship in “Modeling and Analysis of Multi-Rotor Floating Wind Turbines” 2019, University of Stavanger, Norway

Publish Date: Jul 01, 2019

Deadline: Jul 31, 2019

Research Fellowship in “Modeling and Analysis of Multi-Rotor Floating Wind Turbines”

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in “Modeling and Analysis of Multi-Rotor Floating Wind Turbines” at the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science. The position is available from August 2019.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

This PhD study will focus on the development of aero-hydro-structural-servo numerical tools for predicting the dynamic responses of multi-rotor floating wind turbines. Scaled model tests may also be performed to validate the numerical models.

This PhD position is funded by Equinor-UiS Akademia Program.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within including a thesis within preferably Marine and Offshore Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the Univeristy of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2019 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

The candidate is further required to have:

  • Strong background in mechanical and structural engineering
  • Strong background in applied mathematics
  • Creativity and willingness to work in an multi-disciplinary project
  • Ability and motivation to conduct high-quality research
  • Ability to work both independently and together with other researchers in a structured manner

Emphasis is also placed on having:

  • a good knowledge within computational fluid dynamics and finite element method and good programing skills applied to numerical modeling
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • the ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • the ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • a good command of both oral and written English

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • "Hjem-jobb-hjem" discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

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