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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Computational Mechanics of Wind Turbine Structures - DTU Wind
Roskilde, Denmark

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Job Description

Do you want to join a section that develops future computational tools for designing and analysing very large wind turbine structures? Do you want to contribute to the scientific advancement of computational-driven testing of large structures such as wind turbine rotor blades?

A Tenure Track Researcher position is available in the section Structural Design and Testing at the Division of Materials and Components of DTU Wind and Energy Systems. We focus on the design and prediction of the structural response of turbines and their components and deal with design, testing and manufacturing.

In the section, we develop methods to predict the structural response of large structures subjected to complex loading. We conduct research on failure mechanisms and progressive damage under both static and dynamic loading. We develop computational and experimental methods for testing both at full scale and parts of structures.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The Researcher will have the opportunity to join a cross-disciplinary, international team working on developing advanced computational design and analysis tools for wind turbine structures and components. The areas of responsibilities include:

  • Development of cross-sectional analysis for composite structures such as wind turbine blades.
  • Development of efficient response and stress/strain prediction models for wind turbine blades with experimental validation carried out at DTU structural test facilities.
  • Development of computational-driven design and testing strategies for wind turbine blades.
  • It is required that the research is published as journal papers and presented at scientific conferences. Most of the work will be done in national and international funded research projects led by other staff members in the department. Teaching will be a limited part of the position.
  • Candidates should have or develop skills to write research project proposals and lead projects.

Good communication skills, patience and a positive attitude to working in a team are essential requirements for the successful applicant. The daily working language is English.

Our research teams work in several fields, and we therefore expect you to have a background and qualifications in some of the following areas:

  • Specialization in beam theory and mechanics of composite materials and structures,
  • Strong skills in computational methods, preferably for wind turbine blades or similar,
  • Work experience with developing cross-section analysis for composite structures is an advantage,
  • Work experience with finite element modelling is an advantage,
  • Work experience with data analysis is an advantage, 
  • Knowledge of optimization algorithms is an advantage,
  • Work experience with numerical programming and software development is an advantage,
  • Work experience with wind energy is an advantage,
  • Ability to work independently towards the research goals,
  • Ability to collaborate with other researchers,
  • Fluency in communication, reading and writing in English.

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

Starting date is Sep. 1, 2024 or according to mutual agreement. The daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Some travelling can be expected.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here .

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Kim Branner tel.: +45 2365 3270, e-mail: [email protected]

You can read more about the Wind Energy Department on www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time)

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/ )
  • Teaching portfolio  including documentation of teaching experience 
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Department of Wind Energy is a globally leading centre for wind energy with technical-scientific competences in the international front and with a unique integration of research, education and public/private sector consulting.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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  • Job Category VIP A
  • Posting Date 06/04/2024, 04:54 AM
  • Apply Before 06/25/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Frederiksborgvej 399, Roskilde, 4000, DK



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