Postdoc in Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Modeling for Offshore Wind Energy

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Are you establishing your career as scientist and looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions? It is right here in front of you. At DTU Wind and Energy System Department, you will have the opportunity to break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible. We have a postdoc position which might be for you, who wishes to push the science relevant tooffshore wind energy development.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall role is to advance the department’s competences in research and application in numerical modeling of atmosphere, wave and ocean for offshore wind energy application and development, for both bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines and wind farms.

You will work with colleagues in the Resource Assessment and Meteorology section as well as other Sections and Divisions in our multidisciplinary  Department.

Your primary research activities  will be to:

  • Further develop the department’s wind-wave-ocean coupled modeling system, with consideration of normal as well as storm conditions
  • Investigate coupling various wave models to DTU’s modeling system, which already includes WRF and SWAN
  • Investigate the effect of source and dissipation functions in the wave modeling on a wide range of met-ocean conditions
  • Pave the way  from science to application for floating and bottom-fixed offshore wind farms
  • Collaboration with other sections on relevant topics e.g. satellite data, system optimization and load calculation.

We expect from you that

  • You have experiences with wave modeling and preferably have coding experiences
  • You have skills in geophysical numerical modeling
  • You are familiar with Linux and high performance computing
  • You have a background in oceanography, meteorology or related disciplines

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years.

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Further information
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Jake Badger and Xiaoli Guo Larsén.

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Xiaoli Guo Larsén  +45 2132 7332

You can read more about DTU Wind and Energy Systems at and watch this short video about the department at The position is based at the Risø Campus of DTU, 6 km north of Roskilde.  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 3 June 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.