Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Hull - Engineering - School of Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty/Area: Faculty of Science and Engineering

The University of Hull is part of a £7.6M EPSRC Prosperity Partnership: A New Partnership in Offshore Wind. This is an exciting new collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Sheffield and Durham with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (the world’s largest offshore wind turbine manufacturer) and DONG Energy (the world’s largest offshore wind farm developer). The aim of this 5-year programme is to address fundamental research to reduce the levelised cost of electricity from offshore wind, and lay the foundation for the next generation of wind turbines and farms at a significantly higher level of power generation.

As part of this programme, the School of Engineering and Computer Science wishes to appoint a post-doctoral research assistant to work as part of a team on the development of fibre optic sensing systems capable of monitoring the lifetime behaviour of wind turbine blades from manufacture to operation. This will allow improved control of manufacturing processes and allow better prediction of performance and maintenance requirements.

The person appointed will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation or a related subject, specialising in sensing system development. Experience of the application of fibre optic strain and/or temperature sensors 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.

Applications must include a:

  • Short CV and
  • 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 j.m.gilbert@hull.ac.uk or Dr Howard Snelling, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Tel: +44 (0)1482 465690; E-mail: h.v.snelling@hull.ac.uk

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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