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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Wind Energy


Grade 7 : £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.

Closing date

Jan 24, 2022 12:00PM


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


The successful applicant will join a research programme on the fluid mechanics of offshore renewable energy, with a particular focus on wind energy. You will perform computational fluid dynamics simulations of wind turbines to understand their performance in a range of operating and atmospheric conditions relevant to the offshore environment. This will lead to the development of improved engineering models, and contribute to the group’s overall efforts in rotor fluid mechanics.


You should hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) together with relevant experience and have a strong publication history. You will also possess a strong background in fluid mechanics. The ability to understand the aerodynamics of wind energy generation and atmospheric flows and manage your own academic research and associated activities are essential. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings are also required.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Christopher Vogel (email:  


Only applications received before midday on the 24th January 2022 can be considered. 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. 


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


Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics


Contact name

Professor Christopher Vogel

Contact email