Job description

ESR7: Advanced design and optimized cost of mooring systems
Work-package: 5 – Advanced Floater Analysis and 7 – System Design to Reduce LCOE Host: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Country: Norway
Supervisors: Prof. Michael Muskulus and Ass. Prof. Erin Bachynski
Duration: 36 months

Research programme:
1. A parametric cost model for different mooring system technologies, including sea bed anchors and complex multi-floater layouts
2. A methodology to evaluate mooring system reliability, taking into account uncertainties in wave- and current-induced mooring system dynamics and loads
3. A methodology for robust optimization of mooring systems with respect to performance constraints, system reliability and cost
4. A comprehensive guideline on mooring system design for floating WTs, to support industrial end-users and future research

Planned secondments: University of Rostock (3 months) and Vicinay (3 months)

Important notice: Applicants to ESR7 position offered by NTNU must also apply via jobbNorge.no in order for their application to be considered. https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/177337/phd-position-in-floating-offshore-wind-energy

How to apply

All applications proceed through the on-line recruitment portal on the FLOAWER website (http://www.floawer-h2020.eu). 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.

Important notice: applicants to ESR4 and/or ESR7 positions offered by NTNU must also apply via jobbNorge.no in order for their application to be considered.

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.