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The Policy and Innovation Group of the Institute for Energy Systems is seeking to appoint a Research Associate who will participate in a number of marine energy projects. The candidate must have excellent engineering, economics, analytical and communication skills and be able to work in a diverse team of European academic and industrial partners.
With a good first degree in engineering, economics or a related discipline, the candidate must also have appropriate energy sector professional experience including techno-economics, policy, strategy and coordination, and demonstrable analytical writing experience. The ability to work independently as well as within diverse national and European project teams will be essential.
Please submit a detailed covering letter and a CV as part of your online application explaining your motivation for the position and example of how your skills and experience match with requirements of the position. This post is for 24 months.
The aim of the RealTide project is to identify main failure causes of tidal turbines at sea and to provide a step change in the design of key components, namely the blades and power take-off systems, adapting them more accurately to the complex environmental tidal conditions. Advanced monitoring systems will be integrated with these identified sub-systems and together with maintenance strategies will be implemented at outset from the design stage to achieve an increased reliability and improved performance over the full tidal turbine life.