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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Fatigue Analysis and Testing of Wind Turbine
DTU Wind Energy
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Tuesday 14 Sep 21
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Do you want to be part of a section that develops the future structural design
tools and testing methods for very large wind turbine structures? Do you want
to contribute to the scientific development of a unique facility for testing
large structures such as wind turbine rotor blades?
A Researcher position is available at the section Structural Design and
Testing at the Division of Materials and Components of DTU Wind Energy. We
focus on the design and prediction of the structural response of turbines and
its components and deals with design, testing and manufacturing.
In the section, we develop methods to predict the structural response of large
structures subjected to complex loading. We conduct research on failure
mechanisms and progressive damage under both static and dynamic loading. We
develop methods and measuring equipment for testing at full scale and for
testing parts of structures.
The position is part of DTU's Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career
mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher
training. DTU's Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during
which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal
guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by
an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a
permanent Senior Researcher position. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track
program at DTU at this homepage.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The researcher will have the opportunity to join a cross-disciplinary,
international team working on developing design tools and testing methods for
wind turbine structures and components. The particular areas of
Fatigue analysis and testing of composite structures such as wind turbine
blades will be carried out on several scale levels (full size, sub-scale
Development of fatigue test methods and fatigue prediction models for wind
turbine blades will be carried out and experimentally validated at
structural test facilities at DTU.
It is required that the research is published as journal papers and
presented at scientific conferences. Most of the work will be done in
national and international funded research projects lead by other staff
persons in the department. Teaching will be a limited part of the
Candidates should have or develop skills to write research project
proposals and lead projects.
Good communication skills, patience and a positive attitude to working in a
team are essential requirements for the successful applicant. The daily
working language is English.
Specialization in fatigue of composite materials and structures,
Strong skills in structural testing and preferable with wind turbine
Practical sense of structural response and understanding of what a good
Work experience with experimental damage detection and characterization,
Work experience with multiscale damage modelling of composite materials
Work experience with sensor and measurement technology is an advantage,
Work experience with beam cross-section analysis is an advantage,
Work experience with finite element modelling is an advantage,
Work experience with structural dynamics is an advantage,
Work experience with data management is an advantage,
Work experience with wind energy is an advantage,
Ability to work independently towards the research goals,
Ability to collaborate with other researchers,
Fluency in communication, reading and writing English.
You must contribute to the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn
Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish
As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications
stated above and the following general criteria:
Experience and quality of teaching
Research vision and potential
International impact and experience
Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with
Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will
be determined by the applicant's qualifications and in agreement with the
relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job
content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic
Staff at Universities.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Starting date is January 1, 2022 (or according to mutual agreement). The
daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Some travelling can be
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Kim Branner tel.: +45
2365 3270, e-mail: email@example.com
You can read more about the Wind Energy Department on
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October
2021 (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)
Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID
(see https:// orcid.org/)
Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply
DTU Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic
staff members and approximately 50 PhD students.
DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with
companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and
abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy
systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy
is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind
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