Research Fellow, Floating Solar Energy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 25/11/2020
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
Job category/type: Research

We are looking for a hydrodynamic researcher that joins our research team for contributing to the delivery of the research project entitled “Floating Solar Energy – a contributor to decarbonisation”. The key objective of this post-doctoral role is to support the improvement of design tools for floating solar arrays through the development of numerical models based on fluid-structure-interaction accounting for aero-hydro-dynamics of moored structures and validation against physical testing.

This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2022.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have a PhD in Naval Architecture, Ocean/Offshore engineering, Coastal and marine engineering, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • At least 3 years’ recent relevant research experience in Marine engineering or Offshore/Ocean engineering with proven experience of research methods and techniques used in established research programmes.

Welcome to the newest school in Queen’s – bringing together our well-established disciplines of Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Planning, Archaeology & Palaeoecology – to study and research the challenges and opportunities in the natural and built environment.  You will find in these pages an intense, enthusiastic and positive school, one that is built on rigorous inter-disciplinary teams, acute analysis, in-depth reasoning and creative thinking.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative, which promotes gender equality and career progression.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.


Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Matt Folley via email to m.folley@qub.ac.uk

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