DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Structural Integrity of Floating Wind Turbines

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The department of wind energy has a Researcher position opening in the area of structural integrity of floating wind turbines.

The researcher position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We provide you with the best conditions including a mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, teacher training and relevant networks. After a maximum of 6 years you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, and if evaluated positively, you will acquire a permanent senior researcher position.

Responsibilities and tasks
This position requires the candidate to research methods for the reliable design of large floating wind turbines, assess the remaining life of floating wind turbines in a wind farm, predict maintenance needs and reduce the uncertainties in mechanical loads on different wind turbine components in a wind farm scenario. This can involve design iterations between the structural response of the floating wind turbine and station-keeping to assess different limit states important for ensuring reliability. The candidate is expected to work with wind turbine aeroelastic simulation software, analyze measurement data and understand the design needs of floating wind turbines and wind farms, so as to enable the cost effective development of the next generation large floating offshore wind farms.

A PhD in Wind Energy, offshore technology, civil engineering or similar discipline is required, with minimum 2-years research experience post PhD, showcasing several authored scientific publications relevant to this position. Expertise in data science as applied to offshore wind energy is an added advantage. The candidate must have a willingness to develop research proposals and collaborate with experts in the area. A strong documented background is required in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Design of offshore wind turbine structures
  • Probabilistic methods in design
  • Structural Reliability
  • Applied data science

Strong communication and presentation skills are required to effectively communicate research findings, as well as a good knowledge of technical English writing. The candidate will need to work as a part of an externally funded project consortium that includes major wind energy industries and research institutions.

To be a successful Tenure Track candidate, you will meet DTU’s Tenure Track requirements. You have documented teaching experience and have experience in supervising students from the Bachelor to PhD level. You are among the best research talents in your field with the potential to reach the highest international level. You have documented scientific production at the highest international level and can document an aptitude for development of independent and original project ideas. You have the personal drive and potential to attract external funding for research activities and you thrive in a multidisciplinary work environment.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills

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.

Tenure Track at DTU
DTU offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the DTU Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as researchers for a period of up to six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured senior researcher.

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate receives: 

  • Access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • A mentoring programme
  • Support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
  • As part of the DTU Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Senior Researcher at DTU 

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 with the relevant union.

The place of work will be DTU Risø campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Anand Natarajan, email: anat@dtu.dk

You can read more about the Department at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2020 (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
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Vision paper
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures 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.

DTU Wind Energy is the world’s largest public research institute for wind energy and is internationally recognised as a globally leading department. The department counts 240 staff members with a strong portfolio of national and international research and innovation projects.

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