Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £37,474 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy
This full-time, fixed term post is available from 1st of November 2022 for 32
months and offers the opportunity for flexible working hours.
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the
work of Prof Lars Johanning on a research project funded by Horizon Europe, as
part of a wave energy demonstration project that aims towards pre-commercial
research investigating the dynamic loading, motion response, and fatigue
behaviour of mooring systems. The project is an interdisciplinary, cross-
country collaboration with leading industry partners in the commercialisation
of wave energy.
Applicants will possess a PhD (or equivalent qualification/experience in a
related field of study) in a relevant research area and be able to
demonstrate sufficient knowledge in mooring design and analysis, as well as an
appreciation of the research methods and techniques to work on a field
demonstration research programme.
The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in ocean
engineering or offshore renewable energy, with skills in fluid dynamics and
mooring design/analysis; and be able to work collaboratively, supervise the
work of others and act as team leader as required. The successful applicant
will also be able to present information on research progress and outcomes,
and be able to develop research programmes and methodologies.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role by clicking on the attachment.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching
goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our
academics providing specialist support for external engagement and
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to
achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around
maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),
Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a
Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research
Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry,
business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and
education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world
leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a
changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter
(a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been
designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and
valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse
voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks
for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Professor Lars Johanning
(firstname.lastname@example.org, 01326 253730).
The closing date for applications is 5th of October 2022 with interviews
taking place week commencing 10th of October 2022.