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Early Stage Researcher / PhD Position (f/m/d) focusing on Floating Lidar for the EU funded project "Lidar Knowledge Europe (LIKE)"
Published(136 days ago)
Deadline for applications(103 days ago)
Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy SystemsBremerhaven
FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUTE FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS
DO YOU WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WIND ENERGY? YOU WANT STRENGTHEN YOUR LIDAR KNOWLEDGE? THEN WE, THE FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS IWES, OFFER YOU AN EXCITING POSITION IN BREMERHAVEN AS A:
EARLY STAGE RESEARCHER /
PHD POSITION (F/M) FOCUSING ON FLOATING LIDAR FOR THE EU FUNDED PROJECT
LIDAR KNOWLEDGE EUROPE (LIKE)
Who we are...
Wind energy is our primary focus. Our institute is home to more than 250 employees and students from over 30 countries pursuing careers in applied research and development.
We achieve this with a combination of an internationally unique testing infrastructure and extensive methods expertise in the fields of the reliability and validation of wind turbines.
These duties are awaiting you...
Fraunhofer IWES, as partner in the LIKE consortium, provides a PhD position for the project Combination of floating lidar measurements with numerical modelling for an
integrated offshore wind resource assessment (ESR 4). The overall research objective of the PhD project is to investigate how floating lidar technology, installed on a
frequently running ferry connection, should be applied in an optimal way to assess wind energy relevant offshore wind resources and site conditions, both in combination
with mesoscale flow modelling and the use of satellite remote sensing data. Amongst other things, this includes the definition of the optimal lidar setup and configuration
for this type of application, an integrated data concept considering the different data sources, a methodology for an optimal combination of different data sources, and
a comprehensive uncertainty assessment.
Bored? Not here!
Your day-to-day work is very varied as you will combine high-level research with industry relevant applications. You will have your position at Fraunhofer IWES but also be part of a European network of young researchers including trainings and research stays at different institutions - in particular, you will have three secondments of 2 - 3 months each at the University Bergen (Norway), the University Oldenburg (Germany) and DTU Wind Energy (Denmark).
Our strength lies in our cooperation.
We are approachable, share our expertise, and offer each other support, even when the duties in question are not our own. To take all aspects of projects into consideration, we all work together closely, irrespective of our backgrounds. And, of course, we have experts in the institute who will support you in achieving your PhD.
You have a master's degree or diploma in Engineering or a scientific discipline?
Your focus lies in Meteorology, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, or a similar field? During your studies you have already obtained knowledge in energy meteorology or wind physics? Besides, you also have skills on remote sensing, as well as the analysis of measurement and simulation data? We will be delighted if you can impart your skills here right from day one and develop them further. You will present your results to your team, our customers, and the academic community. This is not a problem for you in both written and spoken English.
Is your work-life balance very important to you?
We have a flextime and core time system which allows us to be very flexible. Would you like to be able to define your work location flexibly? At certain times, we offer you the possibility of working from other locations, too. After all, even though your work is important to us, we want you to have time for your family and yourself, too.
Under the rules of the scheme European and international applications are welcomed, subject to the German Border Agency regulations on the Right to Work in Germany.
Usually nationals and/or residents of Germany are excluded from the scheme; however this can be checked by referring to the current program details. For further
information about salary calculation, the requisites for family allowance and more details on the employment conditions, please see also the founding body rules:
Approval and enrollment.
The scholarship for the PhD is subject to academic approval. The candidate will be enrolled at the Institute of Physics of the University of Oldenburg.
Have we roused your interest?
You can find more information about the IWES and the various aspects of our wind energy research on our website:
Terms of contract according to European Commission's Marie Curie fellowship scheme.
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is limited to 3 years.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
Fraunhofer is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people's needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people's lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.
Please submit your online application until November 13th, 2019 via:
Please note that we observe the provisions of the valid General Data Protection Regulation when processing applications.
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Ms. Mariel Busch
Ms. Jana Grammann
Human Resources Department
Phone: +49 471 14290-230
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