PhD position in survivability and risk reduction of offshore renewable energy systems
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In the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the science of Electricity, at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity. The PhD project is part of the Centre for Natural Disaster Science, Uppsala University. Starting date: summer 2017.
The current global situation with fossil fuels as the main source of energy is unsustainable and the reason why renewable energy technologies need to be developed. The Division of Electricity represents Sweden’s leading research group in renewable electric energy conversion, and one of the leading groups in marine energy in the world. Within the division, research activities are ongoing in several key areas of renewable energy, such as wind, wave, tidal, and hydropower.
The Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS) is a national center for research on natural disasters. The research conducted at CNDS aims to improve the ability to prevent and deal with risks in society by raising awareness of the dynamics and consequences of natural hazards.
This PhD project will focus on risk reduction and improving survivability of offshore renewable energy systems, with focus on wave energy technology. Survivability in tsunami and extreme waves will be studied. Using established methods from the offshore industry, risk assessment methods will be developed and the results will be used to provide guidelines for risk reduction of offshore renewable energy installations. Collaboration and dialogue within the CNDS framework will provide an interdisciplinary platform to share and gain expertize within disaster risk reduction.
The PhD position is mainly financed by CNDS and the Swedish Research Council. We offer a varied and exciting work that is designed by the PhD candidate together with the research team.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Local guidelines for salary placement are used. For further information, see http://www.teknat.uu.se and http://www.teknik.uu.se.
We are seeking a candidate with a MSc in engineering or science, preferably with focus on numerical modelling and offshore engineering. A strong motivation and ability to work independently is desirable, and good verbal and written skills in English are required. Programming skills will be considered as merits.
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: summer 2017.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
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You are welcome to submit your application no later than 30 June 2017, UFV-PA 2017/2037.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2037
Last application date: 2017-06-30
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