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Fully Funded PhD Projects in Floating Wind working with ORE Catapult and National Decommissioning Centre

  • Location: University of Aberdeen
  • Appointment: Each project will run for a period of 3.5 years
  • These are 42 month, fully funded projects. Funding is provided by the National Decommissioning Centre, ORE Catapult and the School of Engineering. Funding covers tuition fees at the UK/Home rate (this includes EU nationals that hold UK settled or pre-settled status) and an annual stipend at UKRI rates.
  • Deadline: 6 October 2022

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) has teamed up with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a research partnership aimed at developing new offshore wind technologies.

The partnership initially consists of three PhD projects, each focusing on a different aspect of offshore wind development, including the simulation of floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) systems, design optimisation of these systems, and environmental concerns.

This collaborative research project partnership between the NDC and ORE Catapult will address the need for delivering innovation, impact and technical development in the field of floating wind, which is vital for achieving net zero and energy transition goals.

The three projects include:

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PhD Studentship: Digital Twinning Lifetime Responses of Floating Solar Panels (SolarTwin)

  • Location: Queen’s University Belfast
  • This studentship is open to Ireland and UK candidates and is funded by SFI, North – South Spoke: NexSys [Science Foundation Ireland]. The value of an award includes the cost of approved fees as well as maintenance support (stipend). As an indicator, the level for 2021/2022 was £15,609.
  • Closing date: 10 October 2022

This project is a joint research between Institutions: Queen’s University Belfast [Madjid Karimirad] and UCD [Vikram Pakrashi] to further develop Offshore Floating Solar. Applications are welcome from candidates holding a first class or second class honours (upper) degree in (Marine, Coastal, Offshore, Mechanical and Civil Engineering) or other relevant disciplines such as (Renewable Energy, Environmental, Ocean Engineering).

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Technical Manager (Offshore Wind)

  • Location: The Crown Estate, 1 St James Market / Hybrid Remote
  • Appointment: Full Time
  • Deadline: 21 October 2022

Offshore wind is set to become the ‘backbone’ of the future UK energy system and The Crown Estate, as manager of the seabed, plays a central role in making this a reality. The Crown Estate have identified the need for a Technical Manager, to contribute expert technical advice to the Marine team and develop in-house techno-economic tools in support of future offshore wind leasing opportunities. This is a hands-on role and an opportunity to work on some of the most interesting and challenging issues affecting the future of the offshore wind industry.

This role sits within the Engineering team, providing services to all departments within the Marine business. This role will focus primarily on the technical and commercial modelling of future offshore wind, with analysis and insight contributing directly to decision-making with regard to the future leasing of the seabed supporting rapid growth of the UK offshore wind industry.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Electrical Machines and Wave Energy

  • Location: Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £29,619 to £42,155 per annum
  • Appointment: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Deadline: 11 November 2022

Newcastle University is recruiting a research engineer to assist in the design build and deployment of a small-scale wave energy device. This role focuses on the mechanical development and deployment of an electrical generator to be mounted on a buoy moored in the North Sea. Dependent on experience, there could be involvement in the design, simulation, build and data monitoring phases of the work. The overall aim of the work is to prove that novel slow speed electrical machines can operate in the marine environment.

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