College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
This full-time post is available from 1st of September 2022 for 30 months. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Prof Lars Johanning on a research project funded by EPSRC as part of a project that aims towards fundamental scientific research investigating the dynamic loading, motion response, impact of vortex induced vibration and its suppression mechanism, and fatigue failure of subsea power cables subjected to combined 3-dimensional waves, currents, and turbulence. An overview of the project can be found here .
The project is an interdisciplinary, cross-country collaboration with leading research Universities and industry partners. The lead partner will be the University of Edinburgh and academic expertise from the University of Exeter is required to inform on the design and analysis of a cable system for floating offshore wind arrays, coupling hydrodynamic force model, VIV prediction and cable analysis software.
Applicants will possess a PhD in a relevant research area and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in mooring design and hydrodynamic (VIV) modelling, as well as an appreciation of the research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in ocean engineering or offshore renewable energy, with skills in fluid dynamics and cable design; and be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. The successful applicant will also be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, and be able to develop research programmes and methodologies.
Candidates should demonstrate their achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level.
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
What we can offer you
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Professor Lars Johanning (email@example.com, 01326 253730).
The closing date for applications is 26th of May 2022 with interviews taking place week commencing 6th of June 2022.
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