PhD Scholarships at DTU Wind Energy during 2017

DTU Wind Energy
Friday 24 Feb 17

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Apply no later than 18 April 2017
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- Are you interested in developing solutions to the global wind energy sector?

- Have you obtained outstanding results during your MSc?

DTU Wind Energy invites highly talented candidates to apply for PhD scholarships. We expect to hire approximately 10 candidates and the starting date must be during 2017. 

PhD projects during 2017
The subject of the PhD projects will be within the sections of the Department:
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Composites and Materials Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Integration and Planning
  • Wind Turbine Loads and Control
  • Material Science and Characterization
  • Meteorology and Remote Sensing
  • Resource Assessment Modelling
  • Test and Measurements
  • Wind Turbine Structures and Component Design

A list of possible PhD projects in our sections can be found on our homepage.

See a description of our sections at:

Your own proposal
You may also submit your own project proposal. In this case you are required first to contact a potential supervisor directly in order to agree on the project description and supervision.

Staff lists are provided on our homepage.

Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in Engineering with outstanding results.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

The period of employment is 3 years.

The place of work is DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde near Copenhagen, Denmark.

Further information
Information about PhD positions in general may be obtained from HR coordinator Kamilla Fuglebjerg, or from senior researcher Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis

For specific information about the possible projects contact the relevant head of section as listed on the department homepage 

Please submit your online application no later than Tuesday April 18 2017.

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

The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) including why you are interested in and qualified for a specific project (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column).

When sending in your application, please pay attention to fill in all fields correctly. In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for” please indicate which section you are most interested in working with. In your letter of motivation you may indicate more sections of your interest.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic staff members and approximately 50 PhD students. DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind energy.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.