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Research Associate in System Integration, Simulation and Testing for the Advanced Control of Wave Energy Converters

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 9th October 2021
Job Ref: 2015

The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Research Associate in System Integration, Simulation and Testing for the Advanced Control of Wave Energy Converters. This role is UE07 and is available on a fixed term basis for up to 31 months.

 This Research Associate position will contribute to the HAPiWEC (Holistic Advanced Prototyping and Interfacing for Wave Energy Control) Project within the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, which is funded by EPSRC and in collaboration with colleagues the University of Strathclyde, with partnering organisations: Centrale Nantes (France); NREL (USA); Renewable Dynamics Ltd. (UK); Wave Energy Scotland (UK); and WEAMEC (France).

The role will involve collaborating with a team of researchers with expertise in numerical modelling, physical modelling, and wave energy control. Furthermore, a key element of this project is liaising with wider wave energy and broader control communities. The job therefore offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain experience working with multi-disciplinary teams in academia and industry.

Ultimately, this element of the project aims to provide a non-proprietary test rig which will be deployed in the University of Edinburgh’s FloWave test tank (where this role is based) to support the development and equitable comparison of control methodologies. This role will lead on this experimental programme, ensuring the equipment and experimental programme is fit for purpose. This will involve incorporating stakeholder feedback into the development process and working closely with the project’s numerical modelling partners and control experts. Given the project’s aim to broaden and democratise access to wave energy control hardware and tools, information gathering and dissemination is an important element of this role.  

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description on our website.

Closing date 9th October 2021, 5pm

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