Vacancies/Opportunities

We are seeking to appoint 14 highly motivated Ph.D. candidates to a range of positions across Europe requiring skills in; structural dynamics, system identification, verification and validation, uncertainty quantification & propagation, joint modelling, modal analysis, Bayesian statistics, real-time dynamic substructuring and modelling wind turbine blades. The successful candidates will be employed as Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in for 3 years and will receive a highly competitive salary.

The ESR positions offer an exciting opportunity to work with leading experts across Europe to develop advanced virtual models for the dynamic behaviour of engineering structures, primarily for offshore wind energy applications via the DyVirt European Training Network (ETN), funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme.

The DyVirt network will provide an ESR training program in which the Ph.D. research activities are complemented by a network-wide secondment scheme, training events, scientific workshops and summer schools, providing each ESR in the network opportunities for wide ranging inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary career development.

The scientific aim of DyVirt is to radically improve the level of trust that can be attributed to virtual models of the dynamic behaviour of engineering structures by augmenting models with data and advanced uncertainty analysis. These new developments will be implemented as a series of new verification and validation methods, with applications focused primarily on the wind energy sector.

The DyVirt network consists of leading academic institutions and companies from 7 different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, Switzerland and UK).

 

Application procedure:

The 14 ESR positions will be starting in 2018. Applicants should use the instructions below to submit an application.

 

ESR1: Fundamental verification and validation. Host: University of Sheffield.

Position currently closed for applications.

For informal enquires please contact: Professor Keith Worden (k.worden@sheffield.ac.uk)

 

ESR2: Decision support for dynamic virtualisation. Host: University of Sheffield.

Position currently closed for applications.

For informal enquires please contact: Professor David Wagg (david.wagg@sheffield.ac.uk)

 

ESR3: Development of new methods for joining sub-models considering reliable multi-domain and multi-scale joint models. Host: AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Professor Tadeusz Uhl (tuhl@agh.edu.pl)

 

ESR4: Development of new multi-scale, multi-domain models and adequate numerical tools for modelling materials exposed to high dynamic loads. Host: AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Professor Tadeusz Uhl (tuhl@agh.edu.pl)

 

ESR5: Development of a computational framework for modelling the effects of composite damage on response and lifetime of wind turbine blades. Host: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Brande, DK.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Dr. Lars O. Bernhammer (lars.bernhammer@siemens.com)

 

ESR6: Modal analysis in the presence of nonlinearities. Host: Siemens PLM.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Bart Peeters (bart.peeters@siemens.com)

 

ESR7: Development of Bayesian tools for Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation in Structural Dynamics Simulations. Host: University of Thessaly.

Position filled.

 

ESR8: Development of Bayesian Optimal Experimental Design (OED) Tools. Host: University of Thessaly.

For further details and online application: link

For informal enquires please contact: Professor Costas Papadimitriou (costasp@uth.gr)

 

ESR9: Uncertainty Quantification for output only modal analysis. Host: Siemens PLM.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Bart Peeters (bart.peeters@siemens.com)

 

ESR10: Development of framework for uncertainty propagation and risk management for diagnostic and prognostic models of wind turbine blades. Host: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Brande, DK.

Candidates are requested to submit a single pdf file containing:

  • A letter motivating the application
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic transcripts

Please send this to: Dr. Lars O. Bernhammer (lars.bernhammer@siemens.com)

 

ESR11: Prediction of Loads using a Bayesian approach. Host: The University of Liverpool.

Position filled

 

ESR12: Prediction of loads, imprecise probabilities approach. Host: Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Position filled

 

ESR13: Real-time hybrid testing under uncertainty. Host: U ETH Zurich.

Position filled

 

ESR14: Developing hybrid testing for virtualisation. Host: U ETH Zurich.

Position filled