Research Fellowship in Offshore/Ocean Technology (Combined Wind and Wave Energy Concept)
The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in Offshore Technology “Combined Wind and Wave Energy Concept” at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science.
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 floating wind turbines integrated with wave energy convertors in shallow waters. Design and optimization of supporting structures and mooring systems in shallow waters will be covered. Dynamic analysis and power performance assessment will be carried out during this PhD study. Scaled model tests may also be performed to validate the numerical models.
The position is funded by the Equinor-UiS Academic Program.
We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within preferably Marine Technology, 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.T
The candidate is further required to have:
- A solid knowledge within marine hydrodynamics and structures
- Well developed skills in mathematical modelling and advanced programming
- 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:
- knowledge and experience of using SIMA, Orcaflex and OpenFOAM.
- strong background in applied mathematics
- good knowledge within computational fluid dynamics and finite element method
- good programming skills applied to numerical modeling
- motivation and potential for research within the field
- ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
- ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
- having a good command of both oral and written English
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