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Information on vacancies will be posted below as they arise.

PhD Opportunity: Interaction of Floating Wind Energy System with Wind and Wave at Multiple Directions

Heriot-Watt University

Closing Date: 1st February 2019

Scotland boasts the world’s first floating wind farm. A floating wind farm has the advantage that offshore wind speeds are typically faster and steadier than on land and it is within easy reach of the densely populated coastal area. Field measurements by oceanographic buoys often indicate that wind field are not in the same direction as wave field. This misalignment between wind and wave direction can affect the performance and structural dynamics of an offshore floating wind energy system.

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Research Associate: Energy Revolution Research Consortium

Imperial College, London

Closing date: 4th February 2019

Opportunity for a Research Associate to carry out, publish and communicate high-impact research work within an UKRI funded Energy Revolution Research Consortium (EnergyRev). The post holder will be based in the Grantham Institute.

EnergyRev aims to coordinate and integrate existing UK world-class knowledge, research teams and facilities to provide advice, research and innovation support to help ensure the success of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme. It is an interdisciplinary consortium comprising >20 universities, led by Professor Stephen McArthur at the University of Strathclyde. As a new and high-profile research consortium, this is an exciting opportunity to work with world class researchers and deliver important, meaningful and impactful research. This role sits within the EnergyRev work package on policy, regulatory and market enablers for local energy systems, led by Dr Jeffrey Hardy at the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London in collaboration with the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Strathclyde.



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PhD Opportunity: Investigation of alternative generation technologies for wave energy

University of Edinburgh

Closing date Thursday, 31 January 2019

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has identified a range of potential alternative technologies for the conversation of wave energy to utility-scale electricity. This project, which will be supported by WES, will add scientific rigor by adding structure, depth and analysis to create a structured technology development roadmap for the most attractive of these technologies.

The scope of the project includes:

  •     Development of a bespoke structured innovation approach to alternative technologies with appropriate analysis tools for evaluation and down selection
  •     Review existing studies, wider literature review and identification of candidate technologies using assessment tools
  •     Detailed physical and techno-economic analysis of candidate technology characteristics and identification of R&D requirements
  •     Structured innovation approach to creating wave energy converter architectures to optimally exploit the alternative power conversion technology
  •     Production (and external review) of technology development roadmap

This project will be hosted within the Policy and Innovation Group of the Institute for Energy Systems and supported by Wave Energy Scotland and Energy Technology Partnership.

To apply