Job description

ESR 2: Assessing the measurements of offshore wind conditions using LiDAR on floating platforms for resource assessment and power curve verification
Work-package: 4 – Wind Resource Assessment in Deep Waters

Host: University of Stuttgart (USTUTT)
Country: Germany
Supervisors: Prof. Po Wen Cheng and Oliver Bischoff
Duration: 36 months

Research programme:
1. General study of advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities to measure wind conditions offshore with floating structures
2. Analytical comparison of different methods to measure wind conditions with a LiDAR from different floating platforms and positions (e.g. floating LiDAR, nacelle-based, transition piece based, floater based) for wind resource assessment and power curve determination
3. Development of new and extension of existing simulation environments for LiDAR measurements on floating structures performing wind field reconstruction
4. Verification of the simulation environment with real measurement data
5. Assessment of the uncertainties of LiDAR measurements on different floating structures

Planned secondments: Fraunhofer IWES (3 months) and IDEOL (3 months)

How to apply

All applications proceed through the on-line recruitment portal on the FLOAWER website ( Candidates can apply electronically to several PhD positions within a scientific Work Package, indicating their order of preference. Requested application details include a detailed CV, as well as Bachelor and Master degree transcripts. The deadline for the on-line registration is December 31, 2019. The selected candidates are evaluated and interviewed by the Recruitment and Skill Progress Committee. FLOAWER is strongly committed to promoting equal opportunities and gender balance as part of the recruitment strategy.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria (to be demonstrated in the CV):

  • As the core of the MSCA-ITNs is researcher mobility, at the time of commencing their FLOAWER employment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their (recruiting) host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • Applicants must at the first day of their FLOAWER employment contract, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This research experience is measured FROM the date when they obtain the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged). Research Experience is measured TO the first day of the FLOAWER employment contract of the researcher.
  • English language proficiency: ESRs must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. This is mandatory for the ESRs to take full advantage of the training program.