Postdoc in “Modelling and design of wind turbines”

DTU Wind Energy
Tuesday 12 Sep 17

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The Fluid Mechanics Section at DTU Wind Energy is seeking a postdoc within modelling and design of wind turbines.

DTU Wind Energy is a research institution with a high international level within many fields. The research fields range from researches in wind turbine technology to wind farm technology.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will have a leading role in developing advanced methodologies and tools for designing next generation wind turbine rotors.Further work areas include the development of optimization tools towards low noise and cost-efficient wind turbines.

Other content of the position:

  • Supervision of PhD and MSc students
  • Academic assessment work
  • Industrial collaboration

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Further qualifications
The applicant should have:

  • Experience in leading research projects
  • Good understanding of wind turbine and wind farm technology
  • Experience in computational fluid dynamics
  • Experience in fluid-structural interaction
  • Fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
  • Ability to work independently and in teams towards research goals

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 terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment
The workplace is at DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark.

The period of employment is 3 years from 1 November 2017.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Wen Zhong Shen, tel.: +45 4525 4317.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 September 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:

  • 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.

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centers of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programs that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as wind industry.

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.