Research Fellow in Dynamics of Offshore Structures

Cranfield, Bedford
16 Aug 2017
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17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Dynamics of Offshore Structures 

  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 2nd of July 2020
Salary  £32,094 per annum  
Apply by   17/09/2017 
Documents   2522- Candidate Brief.pdf 

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

Cranfield’s expertise in energy and power covers a range of the potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us. The changing energy landscape presents exciting opportunities and the potential for the UK to lead in new technologies and services related to low carbon energy and power generation.

You will work within a dynamic team on the recently won prestigious UK-CHINA funded project INNO-MPP (, addressing the novel challenges for offshore multi-purpose platforms. These platforms aim at finding synergies between renewable energy systems and aquaculture systems.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Naval Architecture, Offshore Engineering, Offshore Renewable Engineering or related discipline, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience.  You will be fluent in analytical and numerical modelling and methods, and able to develop new ones, and have extensive research experience in dynamics of systems analysis.

Experience in environmental impact assessment and socio-economic impact assessment of offshore renewable energy devices will be considered a plus.
Communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality journals and conferences is essential, in addition to excellent presentation skills.  An ability to conduct research within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team is also essential, as is a positive attitude to internal and external collaborations. 

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

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Maurizio Collu, Senior Lecturer in Dynamics of Offshore Structures, on +44 (0)1234 754779 or (E);

The University has received an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role.  

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

Interviews to be held:  13 September 2017