Postdoc Loads and Survivability of Marine Renewables

Postdoc Loads and Survivability of Marine Renewables

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22 Jan 18 Feb Delft

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Job description

Marine renewables are expected to increase their participation in the energy mix, however, innovations are needed to lead to solutions with high survivability in offshore environments, reduction of environmental impacts, and major cost reductions.

As our new Post-Doctoral researcher at the Marine Renewable Energies Lab (MREL), you will work with floating renewable energies, analyse critical areas requiring monitoring, and contribute improvement of array concepts. As part of this TU Delft team, you will be work with industry and academic partner in developing predictive methods and tools to assess extreme and cyclic fatigue loading of marine structures.MREL is  based within the Offshore Engineering group, in the Hydraulic Engineering department, the work is on innovative floaters for marine renewables (wind, wave and solar concepts).

You will be expected to conduct research (both independently and as part of a team) in marine/offshore energies applications. It is anticipated that you will disseminate research finding by writing in scientific international journals, attend international conferences. You will be expected to participate in coordination of the research activities, actively contribute to meet project milestones, and administrative tasks to other researchers and industry partners within the project.

You will contribute to the research and teaching activities of the Lab by developing/updating material for specified courses, have an active role in supervision of MSc students and PhD candidates, and contribute to proposals within the field.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We foresee that our new colleague will be self-motivated, curiosity-driven, open to communicate and collaborate with others, especially within the Lab.

A PhD in Civil Engineering with strong knowledge of non-linear time domain modelling and load estimations.

Excellent programming skills (Python/Matlab, etc) are expected, knowledge of and CAD is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04943


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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