Postdoc in Experimental Aeroacoustics for Wind Turbines

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The Aerodynamic Design Section at DTU Wind Energy has a 2-year post-doctoral position opening in the area of Experimental Aeroacoustics for Wind Turbines.

The Aerodynamic Design Section focuses on aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research based on modelling and experimental techniques. The research in the Aerodynamic Design Section deals with fidelities ranging from aerodynamic and aeroacoustic engineering models to vortex-based and CFD models, facilitating Fluid Structure Interaction methods and multidisciplinary design. The tools and knowledge are applied in interaction with the industry in the design process for solving problems or implementing new concepts. Further, the new Poul la Cour Wind Tunnel, the Research Turbine, and the Rotating Test Rig are integrated into our research.

 Testing and experimental data analysis of wind tunnel airfoils and wind turbine blades

  • Validation and improvement of aero acoustic measurement techniques.
  • Field tests of wind turbines for aero acoustic characterization to contribute to the improvement of the prediction and design tools tor modern wind turbines.
  • It is required that key research results are disseminated in peer reviewed journal papers and presented at scientific conferences.
  • Most of the work will be done in nationally and internationally funded research projects and apply the newest research together with leading manufacturers within the wind turbine industry.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent preferably within or related to the subject. This entails:

  • A strong background in aeroacoustics especially with focus on wind turbines
  • Experience with microphone array measurement techniques especially for use in wind tunnel tests
  • Knowledge of wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Experience with experimental work and signal processing combined with analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently towards the research goals and deliverables
  • Ability to pro-actively collaborate and coordinate with other researchers
  • Fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
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 2 years.
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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Flemming Rasmussen,

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Please submit your online application no later than 15 June 2020 (23:59 local 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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.


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