Postdoctoral Reseach Assistant in Tidal Stream Energy


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Jan 03, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Tidal Energy Research Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the EPSRC and is initially fixed-term for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

The successful applicant will join a research programme designing, developing and testing novel tidal stream turbine systems. You will work with a team of eight fluid dynamicists to develop floating platform concepts to support multi-rotor tidal turbine arrays. This will include metocean condition analysis, static and dynamic analyses of platform concepts, simulation, design of experiments, development of physical platform models, and running test campaigns in local and at large external facilities.

You should possess a strong background in fluid mechanics and floating body dynamics. You should hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) and have a strong publication history.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard Willden

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 January 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Professor Richard Willden

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