PhD student in Meteorology focusing on loads on wind turbines in complex terrain

Uppsala University

20 Nov 2023
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Uppsala College
Analysis Discipline
Environmental science
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Main Researcher (R4)
Software Deadline
24 Nov 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Is the job funded by means of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
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Supply Description

Are you curious about working as a PhD scholar with the help of competent and pleasant colleagues in a global atmosphere? Are you on the lookout for an employer that invests in sustainable worker ship and provides protected and favorable working situations? We welcome you to use for a PhD place in Meteorology specializing in hundreds on wind generators in complicated terrain at Uppsala College Campus Gotland.

The Division of Earth Sciences at Uppsala College is Sweden´s largest and most versatile division of its sort with roughly 280 workers. Our actions are interdisciplinary and mix pure science and know-how with social science. We have now analysis applications in air, water and panorama science; geophysics; pure assets and sustainable growth; petrology, mineralogy and tectonics; paleobiology, and wind vitality. By investigating the historical past of Earth, we perceive how our planet has developed over time and the way sustainable growth advantages from this data. Learn extra right here: Division of Earth Sciences

The Wind Power Part is positioned at Campus Gotland, a global campus in the course of world heritage city Visby. Our division is engaged in actions associated to wind energy challenge growth and sustainable vitality transition. These actions embrace educating, analysis and outreach. The group at present consists of about 25 individuals who deal with the excessive constancy modeling, planning, growth and administration of wind energy initiatives in addition to on sustainable vitality transition. These people have a spread of backgrounds and the group has competencies in technical, natural- and social science. The group’s educating consists of each campus and distance training on the bachelor’s degree and past. With us you will discover a nice office in a singular atmosphere, on the planet heritage metropolis of Visby on Gotland. The part will broaden within the coming yr, we’ll rent six new PhD college students with deal with wind vitality. That is one among these six positions and the analysis challenge is a collaboration with the Firm Enercon and the workplace in Bremen, Germany.

The division Wind Power is positioned at Campus Gotland, a global campus in the course of world heritage city Visby. Learn extra on the division´s web site . 

ENERCON has been one of many know-how leaders within the wind vitality {industry} for over 30 years. The corporate was the primary producer of wind generators to depend on a gearless drive idea, which is attribute of all ENERCON wind generators. ENERCON can be a pioneer in areas corresponding to rotor blade design, management or grid connection know-how and repeatedly demonstrates its nice progressive power with a lot of new technological developments.

With a market share of 32 % of put in onshore energy in Germany, 12 % in Europe and a pair of % on the planet for 2022, ENERCON is among the main producers of wind vitality converters worldwide. The analysis and growth employs engineers and technicians from all areas of wind vitality converter growth. As a result of its deep manufacturing depth, Enercon has in depth expertise in designing and manufacturing the elements talked about and the general system. Learn extra right here:

This challenge is part of a big worldwide tutorial collaboration community inside Marie Curie and  the challenge Atmospheric Physics and Turbulence for Wind Power (AptWind). The AptWind) Doctoral Community supplies coaching for a brand new inventive, entrepreneurial, progressive and resilient industry-oriented tutorial technology apt to face present and future challenges on the frontier of analysis inside atmospheric move physics and turbulence for wind vitality purposes, the place the skilled Doctoral Candidates will be capable of convert data and concepts into new merchandise, and providers for financial and social profit. AptWind is funded by Horizon Europe by means of grant quantity 101119550. For extra data go to

As a PhD scholar inside AptWind you’ll be one out of 15 PhD college students in a big worldwide consortium gathering a very powerful tutorial and industrial actors inside the subject. This may present a wonderful platform for a future profession in academia or {industry}.

The primary focus for this challenge shall be to check how totally different elements within the present simulation course of for mechanical a great deal of wind generators contribute to the full uncertainty of the load evaluation. The PhD scholar will carry out calculations of hundreds primarily based on totally different turbulence fashions and analyze how the masses rely upon the parameters used to run them. The outcomes shall be used to know how the uncertainty of the mannequin is determined by the meteorological state of affairs. The PhD scholar may even examine find out how to enhance the extrapolation of the parameters wanted to run turbulence fashions from values noticed at a selected level within the panorama.

On this specific PhD challenge, you’ll be enrolled as a PhD scholar at Uppsala College in shut collaboration with the Enercon Firm. The place is positioned at Campus Gotland in Visby. Throughout the 4 years, the PhD scholar may have an exterior analysis keep of 18 months on the Enercon firm in Bremen, Germany.

As well as, the AptWind will facilitate quite a lot of coaching occasions unfold over Europe associated to your analysis challenge the place you and all the opposite AptWind PhD candidates participate in programs associated to grand challenges in wind vitality.

To satisfy the entry necessities for doctoral research, you will need to

  • maintain a Grasp’s (second-cycle) diploma in engineering, physics or meteorology or in comparable subject, or
  • have accomplished no less than 240 credit in increased training, with no less than 60 credit at Grasp’s degree together with an impartial challenge price no less than 15 credit, or
  • have acquired considerably equal data in another manner.

For a PhD scholar it’s required that you’re admitted or shall be admitted to analysis training the place the flexibility to comply with the analysis training is important.

For private traits, the applicant must be impartial and curious, possess problem-solving and numerical analytic potential in addition to a excessive potential to cooperate.

As well as the candidate must possess the next particular necessities from the AptWind consortium:

  • The candidate shouldn’t have lived greater than 12 months (1 yr) over the last 36 months (3 years) within the nation the place the College is positioned, on this case Sweden.
  • The candidate will spend a minimal of 18 months within the firm, on this case Enercon Bremen, Germany.
  • The candidate must journey for conferences and coaching round Europe.

Extra {qualifications}
The applicant is inspired to explain further {qualifications} inside the following fields when making use of:

  • Data within the subject of structural/mechanical hundreds
  • Information/sign evaluation
  • Statistics

Additionally it is meritorious if the applicant has data in fluid dynamics or boundary layer meteorology. Moreover, tutorial and/or industrial expertise within the subject of wind energy is a advantage. So it is very important comment that the candidate ought to really feel comfy working each in tutorial in addition to within the {industry} working teams.

The appliance ought to embrace a letter describing the applicant and his or her {qualifications}. It also needs to embrace CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis and publications. We encourage you to supply particulars of referees and/or connect a letter of advice. Candidates for this place, settle for that Uppsala College and the remainder of the AptWind consortium consider the applying.

Guidelines governing PhD college students are set out within the Greater Schooling Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala College’s guidelines and tips .

Concerning the employment
The employment is a brief place in keeping with the Greater Schooling Ordinance chapter 5 § 7, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Horizon Europe. Scope of employment 100 %.                            Beginning date 01-03-2024 or as agreed. Placement: Visby, Gotland, Sweden.

For additional details about the place, please contact: Professor and Head of part Stefan Ivanell, [email protected] or +4618-471 83 60

Please submit your utility by 17 November 2023, UFV-PA 2023/3822.

Are you contemplating transferring to Sweden to work at Uppsala College? Discover out extra about what it´s prefer to work and reside in Sweden .

About Campus Gotland: Uppsala College Campus Gotland provides the very best of two worlds: the full-scale college’s broad providing and weight and a singular, small-scale campus in an interdisciplinary analysis atmosphere. Campus Gotland is a hub for the College’s analysis and training in sustainability. Discover out what it’s prefer to reside on Gotland .

Uppsala College is a broad analysis college with a powerful worldwide place. The last word objective is to conduct training and analysis of the best high quality and relevance to make a distinction in society. Our most vital asset is all of our 7,500 workers and 54,000 college students who, with curiosity and dedication, make Uppsala College one among Sweden’s most enjoyable workplaces.

Learn extra about our advantages and what it’s prefer to work at Uppsala College

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Submit your utility by means of Uppsala College’s recruitment system.

Placement: Division of Earth Sciences

Kind of employment: Full time , Short-term place

Pay: Mounted wage

Variety of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

City: Visby

County: Gotlands län

Nation: Sweden

Union consultant: Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

Variety of reference: UFV-PA 2023/3822

Final utility date: 2023-11-24


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Grasp Diploma or equal

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