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A Postdoctoral Research Position in Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter

R57218 Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Engineering – Renewable Energy (Cornwall)

This post is available immediately on a part time (50% FTE) basis for 24 months and will support the work of Prof Lars Johanning.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The posts supports a successful H2020 MaRINET 2 application with a focus on engineering life and durability studies towards Offshore Renewable Energy sub-sea systems and components

The post will include informing about relevant testing processes and potential new procedures to quantify the structural integrity, failure rates and engineering design life of the materials used and subsystems/ components and deliver testing practices which improve quantification of these. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will have extensive knowledge in physical measurements, numerical modelling and data analysis; an understanding in component testing procedures. Furthermore, they will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.  At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in an offshore engineering related subject and be able to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Postdoctoral Research Associate (Grade E) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Grade F) depending on the skills and experience the individual can bring to the role.  Candidates should demonstrate their achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level.

Cornwall will appeal if you wish to work in beautiful surroundings with plenty of opportunities for sporting and outdoor activities. The campus is a few minutes’ walk from Penryn and only 10 minutes from Falmouth, which is the centre of Cornwall’s creative scene, with businesses, studios, shops and galleries, and great live music across the town. Falmouth’s seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina also make it a haven for those who love sand, sailing and surf. The University will also assist with relocation costs and support where required.

Starting salaries at the appropriate grades are Postdoctoral Research Associate on Grade E from £28,452 - £32,958 per annum. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Grade F from £33,943 - £38,183 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Prof Lars Johanning 01326 253730 or [email protected]

The closing date for application sis Monday 28 August 2017.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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