University of Twente

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PhD position (f/m/d): Impact dynamic atmosphere on wind farm performance

Netherlands

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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. Your research will examine the interplay between dynamic shifts in large-scale atmospheric conditions, as described by weather models, and the performance of large wind farms. This PhD provides the opportunity to develop novel insights into atmospheric dynamics and leverage this to improve wind farm efficiency. Join us in pushing the boundaries of wind energy fluid mechanics research!

Your profile

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.

Our offer

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.
  • Information and application

    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 letter.
  • 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.

    About the 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 https:// pof.tnw.utwente.nl and https: // stevensrjam.github.io/Website/.

    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

    Want to know more? Stevens, R.J.A.M. (Richard)

    Associate Professor

    Stevens, R.J.A.M. (Richard)

    Associate Professor

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    Title

    PhD position (f/m/d): Impact dynamic atmosphere on wind farm performance

    Employer

    University of Twente

    Location

    Netherlands

    Published

    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 26, 2024

    Job type

    PhD

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics,Physics,Space Science

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