|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 Grade 7, per annum|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||16th February 2023|
Have you got expertise in acoustic modelling? We are looking for a researcher to explore the use of existing and future ORE infrastructure for measurement systems.
The UK has an extensive network of offshore renewable energy (ORE) infrastructure for wind and tidal power generation, and this is growing rapidly to meet the ambition of a net-zero future by 2050. Offshore wind power capacity was 11 GW in 2021 (approximately 10% of the UK’s consumption). Tidal power capacity is currently
Our project will involve generating a comprehensive list of ORE sites, evaluating the suitability of each site for acoustic-based monitoring (including propagation coverage, ambient noise, proximity to shipping lanes, bio-acoustic interest, etc), and the ease of dual-purposing. Once the sites have been ranked, a site (or sites) with the highest viability (both acoustic utility and commercial feasibility) will be selected for a more detailed analysis of acoustic performance.
You will need to have specialist knowledge of underwater acoustics and excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to succeed in the role. You will also need a PhD degree in a subject area of direct relevance for the project, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification
This role will be based in the Mechanical Engineering Department, with collaboration with colleagues in Physics and in Architecture and Civil Engineering. We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering Departments in the UK and provide a progressive academic environment. You will benefit from the supportive, collaborative, and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University, and from the Postdoc Network in the Department.
For informal enquires please contact Dr Anna Young email; firstname.lastname@example.org
This role is full-time fixed term starting March 2023 with an expected end date of 30 June 2023.
What we can offer you:
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