Researcher in Analytical and Numerical Aerodynamics

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DTU Wind Energy’s section for Aerodynamic Design (AER) invites applications for a position as researcher in Analytical and Numerical Aerodynamics. The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

The AER section focuses on aerodynamic, aeroacoustic and aeroelastic research based on modelling and experimental techniques. The research in the AER deals with fidelities ranging from 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.

The research field covers a vast range of wind turbine aerodynamic scales - from aerofoils over full-rotor design to wind farms. The focus lies on developing and integrating numerical models of varying fidelity. This effort is supported by continuous validation, verification and uncertainty quantification. The analysis and synthesis of complex interactions in simulated and measured data underpins this role. The research is carried out in project teams in collaboration with various international research and industrial partners.

Responsibilities and tasks 
You will have the opportunity to join an international and cross-disciplinary team, developing advanced CFD, vortex and fluid-structure interaction methods and will engage in integrating those models within DTU Wind Energy’s model chain. You can shape your own research field and personal development and, through close commercial partnerships, even influence the future path of the wind industry. In this context it is detrimental to be open to innovation, change and show ingenuity in your research as well as in your communication with peers, colleagues and the public. You should be critical of your work and be open to advice. Your teaching and supervision should inspire and motivate future generations to work in wind energy and you should strive to achieve ambitious goals.

Specific tasks of your role include:

  • Development of aerodynamic sub-models in our in-house CFD solver EllipSys
  • Develop advanced, big-data processing tools
  • Development of analytical aerodynamic models
  • Advance the integration of aerodynamic models in existing optimization tools
  • Integrate validation & verification as well as uncertainty quantification in model development
  • Contribute to section’s research plan and sharpen own research expertise
  • Conduct and produce high quality original research and disseminate and implement research results through suitable channels to ensure impact
  • Engage in collaborative research with other internal and external research groups as well as industrial partners
  • Provide consulting services to industry
  • Contribute to and initiate funding applications
  • Lead and manage research and commercial projects

DTU Wind Energy furthermore expects you to show a high level of initiative and encourages self-management and cooperation. 

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) and several years of post doc research within relevant areas.

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

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • 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. 

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 position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Flemming Rasmussen, tel.: +45 4677 5048.

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy at

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 18 September 2019 (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
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • 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 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 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.