Research Fellow, Offshore Renewable Energy – University of Southampton

Research Fellow in Offshore Renewable Energy (Computational and/or Fluid-Structure): Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Pro rata per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 1 year
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1234520DA

Working under the supervision of Professor Susan Gourvenec and Associate Professor Gabriel Weymouth you will undertake research associated with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Chair in Emerging Technologies in Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering and The Alan Turing Institute. This project will investigate the efficacy of frequent but spatially sparse data on mooring lines to predict mooring line integrity that will enable targeted intervention and assessment of integrity for late life management of floating facilities.

The University of Southampton has one of the largest supercomputer facilities in the country and a large (138 m long) hydrodynamic testing tank equipped with a scaled mooring spread. Data will be provided from field operations and potentially created from experimental testing.

Maritime Engineering is co-located with Lloyd’s Register’s Marine division on the Boldrewood Innovation Campus providing the opportunity for this project to include development of design guidance for mooring systems based on the findings of the research.

To be successful you will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in computational analysis, statistics, fluid mechanics or a related discipline.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this is through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

**subject to qualifying criteria

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Samantha Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1234520DA on all correspondence.

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