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Senior Researcher in Aerodynamics and Aeroelastics of Smart Blades

by:  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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DTU Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark has a vacancy in the Aerodynamic Design Section at DTU Risø Campus.

Aerodynamic Design 
The section (AER) focuses on aerodynamic and aero-acoustic modeling and experimental research for airfoil and blade design and optimization and implements the research in cooperation with industry, in software tools and in courses. The research includes CFD and fluid-structure coupling for aeroelastic design of wind turbines in wind farms including effects from wakes and terrain, experimental investigations in wind tunnels and full-scale and aerodynamic noise modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks 
Your work focuses on aerodynamic and aeroelastic modelling and experimental methods. Main activities include development of aerodynamic and aeroelastic models including passive and active control capabilities and aerodynamic measurement techniques. You will plan and conduct aerodynamic wind tunnel experiments and field experiments on wind turbines. Further to this, you will develop aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulation models, design innovative controllers, and perform computations as part of the prediction models. Another part of your work is the development of smart blade technology with innovative blade designs like morphing trailing edge flaps and tips and testing them in the field.

You will participate in a number of national and international research projects and contribute to the generation of new projects and manage projects. There are also good opportunities for developing innovative ideas in the direction of commercial products.

The research aims at implementation in the industry in both short and long term, and is performed in collaboration with the industry, as well as other Danish and foreign research institutions.

The research will be in collaboration with other sections within the department and with other departments within DTU. 

Candidates must hold a PhD degree or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.

Candidates must have extensive qualifications on aerodynamics/aeroelastics of smart blades, controller design, and wind tunnel and field measurements.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

For the specific position consideration will also be given to the candidate’s ability to contribute to the design of innovative smart blade features and perform high quality measurements and analysis.
We offer 
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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

The place of work is Risø Campus in Roskilde

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Christian Bak, +45 4677 5091.

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on

Application procedure 
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2017

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 
The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as wind industry.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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