Job Opportunity: Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth

The role is for a research fellow for a 3-year full time post in Marine Renewable Energy research (MRE). The funding has been secured as part of the EU INTERREG Channel Area TIGER project.

The aim of the project is to deploy in-stream tidal energy devices at various sites in the UK and Northern France.  The University of Plymouth is contributing tidal resource modelling and analysis of flow data. 

This role will suit a researcher who not only has relevant technical expertise but who also has a passion for in-stream tidal energy and collaborative research. 

You will work with Dr Jon Miles, Dr David Simmonds, Dr Martyn Hann and Professor Deborah Greaves OBE. These four academics are leading members of the University’s COAST Engineering Research Group. This comprises academics, postdocs and PhD students carrying out an exciting range of European and UK research in coastal engineering and ocean energy, and publishing in leading journals.  Professor Greaves leads the SUPERGEN Offshore Renewable Energy Hub that coordinates UK research into wave, tidal and offshore wind energy funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The group benefits from the £19m Marine Building and COAST laboratory. The latter is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for research focussed on marine renewable energy and coastal engineering. For further information about the COAST Laboratory, click here.

You will support a programme of research to review current state of the art in tidal flow modelling, engage in modelling tidal flows at different sites (e.g. using DELFT3D), and analyse ADCP data from these sites to determine velocity and turbulence characteristics.

You are expected to publish results of the TIGER project in leading academic journals.  You are also expected to take part in publicising the project and topic, including delivering outreach and stakeholder events, taking part in workshops, project meetings, higher education, conferences, and working collaboratively with European research partners.

You will be a researcher who is passionate about tidal energy and who:

  • Holds a PhD in a relevant engineering or science subject (preferably MRE related).
  • Has experience of numerical modelling (preferably DELFT3D).
  • Has ability to analyse ADCP data.
  • Has excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Has a willingness to travel. You will be expected to collaborate with TIGER partners across the UK and France and take part in conferences further afield.
  • Can demonstrate ability in the management a programme of research which has regular deadlines of project deliverables.

Application deadline 3rd May 2020

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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