Researcher to Develop Advanced Wind Lidar Systems for Wind Energy

DTU Vindenergi
torsdag 12 okt 17

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Frist 26. oktober 2017
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The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark seeks a candidate for a position as researcher in the blooming field of advanced lidar remote sensing wind measurement technology.

DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position in the Test and Measurement section which is an international leader in experimental research and the development of remote sensing measurement techniques within the field of wind energy. Our main areas of research and development include: 

  • Wind measurements based on optical remote sensing (space and time synchronized scanning wind lidars)
  • Wind turbine power and load measurements
  • Wind turbine sensor technology
  • Participation in the development of international measurement standards.
  • Consultancy for the wind industry
Responsibilities and tasks
This position will be directly related to on-going research within development and application of coherent Doppler lidar measurement techniques for wind energy. In particular, the successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the development and testing of the optical components in combination with signal data processing methods and algorithms.

The applicant should have:
  • A PhD degree within remote sensing, preferably within lidar measurement technology or a near related area
  • Detailed knowledge and hands-on experiences with wind lidar systems
  • Strong theoretical and experimental background in optics; in particular fibre optics and laser physics
  • Experience with advanced optical measurement techniques
  • Experience with lidar measurements and data processing
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

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

  • 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
Consideration will also be given to:
  • Experience with wind measurements based on remote sensing focusing on lidar technology
  • Development and test of remote sensing based wind energy and wind turbine sensor technology
  • Potential to contribute to the department’s overall research goals and potential to secure external funding

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 an 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 with the relevant union.

The position as 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.  

The work place is DTU Risø Campus located close to Roskilde.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from, Poul Hummelshøj +45 4677 5081,  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than October 26, 2017 (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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Views regarding and research, based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Documentation of precious research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • 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.  

he Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres 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 programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the 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 11,000 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.