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Research Assistant

Swansea University - Engineering

Location: Swansea
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199 per annum together with USS pension
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 9th June 2019
Job Ref: AC03548

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 09-06-2019

Salary: £29515 to £33199 per annum together with USS pension

Contract: This is a fixed term position for 2 years from the start date or until 30 April 2021 , whichever is shorter.

Location: This position will be based at Bay Campus, Swansea University

Please note a degree in Engineering, Physics or a related subject is required for this role.

Main Purpose of the Post

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Interreg Atlantic Area funded project MONITOR (ref. no. EAPA_333/2016), working with an international project group of universities and SMEs.  The primary purpose is to develop guidelines and tools for tidal energy developers to improve device reliability. The post holder will be responsible for delivering research outputs relevant to the numerical work package of the MONITOR project.

To contribute to the Interreg Atlantic Area funded project MONITOR (ref. no. EAPA_333/2016), working with an international project group of universities and SMEs.

To carry out simulations of specific turbine geometries relevant to the MONITOR project in order to predict loads in realistic flow conditions.

To continue development of the Marine Energy Research Group’s in-house code for tidal turbine simulation, in C++ and Matlab/Python, specifically:

  • Development of coupling between floating platform motion and hydrodynamic loads
  • Development of code modifications to deal with high-solidity rotors

To validate the computational models using laboratory and field data gathered by the project partners.

To implement the computational models over a range of sea states using data gathered by project partners.

To collaborate with research partners including national and international travel.

To write journal papers for submission in ISI-accredited peer-reviewed journals.

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be directed to Dr Michael Togneri via e-mail:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation. The college has an under-representation of women in the areas of research and academia, so would particularly encourage applications from this backgrounds.

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