CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Renewable Energy Marine Structures

6 days left

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Posted
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Ref
2879
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for a high calibre researcher to work on structural integrity assessment and life enhancement of bottom fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations. The recruited researcher will be also working with other academic partners from different universities as well as industrial partners from LIC Energy, Carbon Trust and Offshore Wind Operators.

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period until 9 January 2020
Salary £30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Apply by 28/11/2018

Role Description

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.

We are looking for a high calibre research fellow to work on structural integrity assessment and life enhancement of bottom fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations. The recruited research fellow will be also working with other academic partners from different universities as well as industrial partners from LIC Energy, Carbon Trust and Offshore Wind Operators.

This post will contribute to the delivery of the ongoing Carbon Trust funded project on "Foundation Flange Study".

You will be key in working on the development of experimental and numerical methods to understand the pre-load relaxation in offshore wind turbine flange bolted connections, conducting numerical investigation of fatigue life enhancement in offshore wind turbine, as well as presenting research outcomes at international structural integrity and wind conferences and publishing final results in prestigious journals.

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in Fracture Mechanics Testing and Modelling, Structural Integrity or related discipline, and experience in finite element modelling, fracture mechanics testing and analysis, and preparing, editing and submitting high quality research outputs.  You will also have an understanding of the wider concepts of structural design and integrity applied to renewable energy marine structures. You will be a team player, with excellent project management and interpersonal skills.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research and an impressive publications record, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Ali Mehmanparast, Senior Lecturer in Structural Integrity, on +44 (0)1234 75 8331 or (E); a.mehmanparast@cranfield.ac.uk

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.