Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
2d ago

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This EPSRC funded 22 months post is available from 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2021 to support the work of Dr Philipp Thies on a research project as part of the recently funded Supergen ORE hub EP / S000747 / 1

The post

This post will contribute to the targeted research task in the area of submarine dynamic power cable design, testing and optimisation.

You will be involved in an inter-disciplinary team and be a strong team player. Applicants will be a nationally recognised authority in offshore engineering, with skills in global hydrodynamic modelling and local Finite Element Modelling tools.

  • The post will include Engineering Design Analysis for dynamic submarine power cables, development of detailed global and local load models for floating offshore installations;
  • modelling and mechanical testing of submarine power cables; Risk and reliability assessments of ORE systems, Publication and dissemination of research results and participation in the Supergen ORE network and communication activities.

    You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

    Applicants will :

  • Possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification / experience in a related field of study
  • Possess specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • Experience in the Offshore Renewable sector and / or the design of floating structures would be beneficial, but is not essential
  • At PDRF level- be a nationally recognised authority in the subject area of ocean engineering / Engineering Design
  • Be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • Be able to formulate and analyse engineering design problems, have a demonstrable experience in using specialist hydrodynamic analysis software and / or recognised Finite Element Analysis software tools
  • 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 2019).

    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 fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this.

    98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and 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.

    With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including :

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contactDr Philipp Thies, P.R.Thies or (01326) 255849.

    Interviews are expected to take place in the w / c 25 November.

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