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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Wind Energy


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Apr 19, 2024 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 fixed-term until 31st January 2026.


The successful applicant will join a research programme on the fluid mechanics of offshore renewable energy. This role is focused on the aerodynamics of wind turbines and small groups of turbines to understand their performance in steady and unsteady flow conditions representative of the offshore wind environment. You will contribute to the development of the research group’s numerical tools such as actuator line turbine and support structure representation models, as well as contributing to the group’s overall research efforts in rotor fluid mechanics.


You should hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) and have a strong publication history. A strong background in computational fluid dynamics and wind turbine fluid mechanics together with the ability to understand the aerodynamics of wind energy generation and atmospheric flows is essential.


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


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Only online applications received before midday on 19th April 2024 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 selection criteria of 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.

Key words: 

Wind energy, Fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wind turbines

Contact name

Christopher Vogel

Contact email



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