PhD position (f/m/d): Large-scale weather effects in wind farm simulations

PhD position (f/m/d): Large-scale weather effects in wind farm simulations

Published Deadline Location
10 Jul 31 Jul Enschede

Job description

This PhD project is part of the ERC Consolidator Grant project WINDFLOW, which strives to develop groundbreaking large-eddy simulation strategies for wind farm flows. Joining our team means contributing to a vital area of research. This PhD opportunity allows you to enhance your understanding of fundamental fluid and atmospheric dynamics while developing simulation technologies. Our aim is to create innovative simulation strategies enabling simulations with unparalleled detail. Join us in advancing the frontiers of wind energy research!

Specifications

University of Twente (UT)

Requirements

We are seeking applications from motivated early-career researchers with a strong background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, mathematics, geophysics, or related subject areas. Experience with programming languages such as Fortran, C/C++, MATLAB, or Python is advantageous. Candidates should thrive in an international environment and have excellent communication skills to actively contribute to team research efforts. You will present your work at international conferences. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. We value independence and responsibility while promoting teamwork and collaboration among colleagues.

Conditions of employment

This position is integral to the ERC WINDFLOW project and offers integration into a dynamic research group with peers exploring similar themes.
  • A full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
  • Salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • Access to novel research facilities, including top-tier supercomputers.
  • Professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente.
  • Excellent mentorship and a stimulating international research environment.
  • The monthly salary is € 2.770 in the first year, increasing yearly to € 3.539 in the fourth year.
  • There are excellent benefits, including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus.

Department

This research is conducted in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Our work spans various fluid mechanical challenges, employing experiments, simulations, and theoretical approaches. The group is affiliated with the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics and the J.M. Burgerscentrum for Fluid Mechanics. For further insights, visit us http://pof.tnw.utwente.nl and https://stevensrjam.github.io/Website/.

Additional information

To apply, please submit your application by the button below, this should include:
  • A cover letter highlighting your specific interests, qualifications, and motivation for this position.
  • A detailed CV (resume).
  • An academic transcript of BSc and MSc education, including grades.
  • Contact information of two academic references who are willing to provide a recommendation.

We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at our university and do not discriminate based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities during the application process, interviews, and employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1720

Employer

University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).