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 EPSRC and the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) hub and is initially fixed-term for 2 years with the possibility of extension.
The successful applicant will join a research programme investigating the fluid dynamics of wind and tidal turbines, and their interactions and wakes within large farms. You will be responsible for conducting and analysing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of single and groups of turbines, including rotor design. You will contribute to the development of reduced order and multi-scale whole farm models for layout optimization and farm control. You will join a team of approximately ten fluid dynamicists, and will support ongoing computational and experimental research activity in wind and tidal energy being conducted at Oxford and with collaborators including within the EPSRC funded Supergen ORE hub.
You should hold (or be near to completion) a PhD/DPhil in engineering or other relevant area. You should possess a strong background in fluid dynamics, and you will need the ability to conduct computational and theoretical modelling as applied to flow driven power generation to a high standard.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard Willden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 online applications received before 12.00 midday on 16 January 2019 can be considered.
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