3 year Postdoc in hydrodynamics for offshore wind turbine structures - DTU Wind

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3 year Postdoc in hydrodynamics for offshore wind turbine structures - DTU Wind
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Job Description

This postdoc position is in the Response, Aero-elasticity, Control and Hydrodynamics (REC) section located at our Lyngby campus. In close collaboration with scientific and technical colleagues, you will have a direct impact on developing new generation of tools and promoting a renewable energy future.

DTU Wind is expanding its activities within offshore wind energy. 

We are involved in several projects on floating wind turbines and are constantly improving our calculation methods through scientific research, validation and application studies. We have a strong tradition for aero-hydro-elastic modelling and are constantly working to support the design and load analysis for tomorrows 20+ MW class wind turbines. This involves experimental work on response of floating wind turbines, development and validation of hydrodynamic load models for steep and breaking waves and scientific analysis of lab data. The modelling is to a great extent integrated in our HAWC2 hydro-servo-aero-elastic code, which we apply and extend on a daily basis.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position focuses on the following areas:

  • Scientific method development and validation of hydrodynamic load models for large bottom fixed and floating wind turbines.
  • Development of models at both Engineering fidelity (potential flow / slender body) and high fidelity (OpenFOAM CFD) and their rational coupling
  • Participation in physical model tests for floating offshore wind turbines
  • Development and support within the HAWC2 code complex, where the methods and findings are implemented.

You will further take part in development of new projects, grant and supervision of MSc students. Within the REC section, you will be working as part of a team of scientists and software development engineers, who will provide introduction and training of skills that you may not have upon hire.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in the broad area of Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil and Offshore Engineering. In addition, we expect you to have experience in some of the following technologies and scientific fields:

  • Offshore hydrodynamics
  • Load and response modelling for offshore structures
  • Floating wind turbine dynamics
  • Experimental hydrodynamics
  • Wind turbine aero-elasticity
  • Programming in Matlab, Python and Fortran

We expect that you share our vision to strive for Wind Energy and its successful application in society and are comfortably able to 

  • Work independently and to efficiently deliver results on time
  • Work as part of a team in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Take the initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines 
  • Communicate in English, both verbally and written

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

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.

The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Henrik Bredmose, phone +45 4525 4315 or e-mail: [email protected] . You can read more about DTU Wind our homepage: www.wind.dtu.dk . 

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 30 December 2023 (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 online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications 

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

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is the largest public research organization for wind energy in the world. We educate and train the next generation of wind power engineers. We collaborate with global leaders in the wind industries and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to power the green transition. We are currently 378 employees from 37 Nationalities. 25% are women. Our staff includes 12 Professors, 108 Researchers, 84 PhD students and 80 Technicians.

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 Info
  • Job Identification 2704
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 12/15/2023, 03:24 AM
  • Apply Before 12/30/2023, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Nils Koppels Allé, Bygn. 403 2 sal, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK

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