Postdoc in Probabilistic Design with A Focus on Design Loads in Structural and Mechanical Components

Technical University of Denmark has an opening postdoctoral scholar position in sustainable development. The initial contract for this position is 2 years and posible to extend. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply before the deadline: April 17, 2020.

Postdoc in Probabilistic Design with a focus on design loads in structural and mechanical components

The department of wind energy has a 2-year post-doctoral position opening in the area of Probabilistic Design with a focus on design loads in structural and mechanical components.

This position requires the candidate to quantify the reliability of wind turbine structures and components based on measurements, load simulations as well as scientifically evaluate the impact of uncertainties in the design process. There is the need to develop stochastic models of the wind conditions including wind turbulence, shear, wake effects and quantify the uncertainties in these models. The effects of load model uncertainties will be flowed down through all stages of aeroelastic processing that is common in load simulation codes. The effects of including uncertainties of modelling of blade aerodynamics and aeroelastic interactions, damping and stiffness properties of the different wind turbine structures on the design loads will be quantified using applicable limit states.

The candidate will need to work as a part of an externally funded project in a team that includes major wind energy industries and universities.

A PhD in Wind Energy or similar discipline is required. Applicants should have excellent analytical skills and the ability to work independently towards the research goals. A good knowledge of at least one mechanical design software package is expected.

Further strong communication and presentation skills are required to effectively communicate research findings, as well as a good knowledge of technical English writing.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The postdoctoral position is for 2 years and is expected to begin from June 1 2020. The place of work will be DTU Ris campus.

Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Anand Natarajan, email:

Please submit your online application no later than17April 2020 (23:59 local time).

Applications must be submitted asone PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attachall your materials in English in one PDF file.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Wind Energy is the world's largest public research institute for wind energy and is internationally recognised as a globally leading department. The department counts 240 staff members with a strong portfolio of national and international research and innovation projects.

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian rsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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