University of Hull

University of Hull

Postdoctoral Researcher in Fibre Optic Sensors for Offshore Renewable Energy Structures (UOH-TA-0135)

United Kingdom

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Fibre Optic Sensors for Offshore Renewable Energy


Reference: UOH-TA-0135

Campus: Hull Faculty/Area: Faculty of Science and Engineering School/Department: School of Engineering Subject Group/Team: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and cover letter.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Offshore Renewable Energy – Sensor Systems

The University of Hull is part of a EPSRC funded Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub which brings together 10 UK universities to share skills, resources and expertise across the field of wave, tidal and offshore wind energy (https: // www. As part of the core research programme we are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Researcher to investigate the application of fibre optic sensors to monitor strain and deformation in large, flexible ORE devices and structures to support improved lifetime prediction and yield optimisation. The ORE structures considered will include wind and tidal turbine blades, dynamic power cables and flexible/membrane- based wave energy converters.

The person appointed will join a large research team and will focus on the development and deployment of fibre optic sensor and signal processing systems. It is anticipated that this will make use of a combination of discrete (grating-based) and continuous sensor types with appropriate signal processing and data integration techniques.

Duties will include the definition of sensing system requirements, selection of appropriate sensing technologies, development of deployment strategies, performance evaluation using physical and mathematical models and assessment of routes to integration into full scale systems.

Candidates should have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, fibre optic sensor systems or a related discipline. Experience of research in offshore renewable energy systems and floating structures would be an advantage.

The University of Hull holds the Athena SWAN University Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment and offers a number of family-friendly employment practices that are designed to enable a good work-life balance.

The post is available immediately as a full-time position of 36.5 hours per week for 3 year. Alternative working patterns, including part time and job share arrangements, will be considered.

How to apply :

Applications must include a:

  • Short CV including a list of journal publications and conference publications and presentations.
  • Applications will be assessed by the selection panel according to the criteria outlined in the person specification.

    To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Professor James Gilbert, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Tel: +44 (0)1482 466379; E-mail [email protected]

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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Fibre Optic Sensors for Offshore Renewable Energy Structures (UOH-TA-0135)


    University of Hull


    United Kingdom


    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 12, 2024

    Job type



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

    About the employer

    The University of Hull is a top-50 ranked public university for research. The institution was established in 1927 as University College Hull. The Royal Charter of 1954 granted the institution an authority to award its own degrees to students. As a result, it became the third university in Yorkshire and 14th university in England. Today, it is amongst the world's best institutes for research and learning.

    Situated in England's port city Kingston upon Hull, the campus of the university is based in a residential area. The University has three central accommodations namely Westfield Court, The Courtyard, and Taylor Court that provide on-campus accommodation to the students. The campus also boasts of a number of cafeterias, bars, a nightclub, a book shop, career service, an advice center, and sporting facilities with the new sports hall and gym opening in 2019.

    The academic structure of the university consists of four faculties that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs. The Faculty of Arts, Culture, and Education offers courses in various disciplines of education, social sciences, and arts. Faculty of Health Sciences includes degree programs in medical, life sciences, and social work. The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers programs in applied and environmental sciences, technology, and mathematics. Faculty of Business, Law, and Politics allows students to pursue courses in business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international relations, and law. The university has around 15,000 students including international students from 100 countries. With nearly 1,000 staff members.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leading in the fields of academia, politics, science, sports, theatre, and journalism. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Ahmet Muhtar Kent (former CEO of the Coca Cola Company), Professor Sarah Gilbert (Professor of Vaccinology, Oxford), Anthony Minghella (British film director), Jeremy Darroch (Group Chief Executive, Sky Plc), Ana Brnabi? (Prime Minister of Serbia), Tom Watson MP (Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party).

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