Job description

ESR11: Ability of vertical axis Wind Turbines to be a competitive alternative to horizontal axis Wind Turbines for floating offshore applications
Work-package: 6 – Dynamics of Wind Turbines

Country: France
Supervisors: Dr. Stéphane Barre and Ass. Prof. Christophe Sicot
Duration: 36 months

Research programme:
1. Have a fine mapping of the wake of the WT
2. Propose a simplified modeling of the wake in order to be able to simulate it in farm configurations
3. Validate the results obtained in wind tunnel by experiments on a floating system

Planned secondments: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique (3 months) and Hydroquest (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.