Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (15852)
 

Salary:  Circa £32,000 per annum*
FTE:  1.0
Term:  Fixed (3 years)  
Closing Date: 12/10/2015


The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been successful in an application under the Horizon 2020 programme for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (H2020 Maria Curie Actions grant number 642108). The project ‘Advanced Wind Energy Systems Operation and Maintenance Expertise’ is led by the CIRCE Foundation based at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and also includes participants from Germany, Norway and Denmark. 

The University of Strathclyde leads the work package on ‘Maintenance optimisation by prognosis of component failures’ and its specific research contribution concerns the development and testing of condition monitoring algorithms based on SCADA data for wind turbines.  The candidate will be responsible for the research undertaken by Strathclyde for the project which will include the further development of condition monitoring algorithms based on wind turbine operational SCADA data and, most importantly, a statistical assessment of this and other algorithms by testing against extensive operational data available from project partners. 

The Early Stage Researcher will be supported for 3 years of full-time study to undertake a PhD and they will receive technical training at Strathclyde and will attend a series of training workshops through the Network. The Researcher will be expected to spend up to 6 months with a commercial partner, Sgurrenergy (based in Glasgow), and with the Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain, and will be required to contribute to project meetings and to coordinate with project partners. 

Applicants will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) eligibility criteria. In particular, you must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to commencing in the role, and you must not have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career.

In addition to the above, you will have a 2:1 Degree in a relevant subject area and some research experience in your field.  You will have a strong background in your core discipline, a good understanding of wind turbine technology, and you will have good programming skills. You will have an ability to undertake research and disseminate results and you will be creative, with the ability to apply initiative and problem solve. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders and you will have excellent technical presentation skills.  You will have excellent organisational skills and be able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

* The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The minimum salary will be approximately £31,624.

This post has been advertised twice before. Previous applicants need not apply. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to David Infield, Professor of Renewable Energy Technologies (david.infield@strath.ac.uk / 0141 548 2373).

Initial interviews are scheduled 19 October 2015.

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department/School
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Staff Category
Research
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary:  Circa £32,000 per annum*
FTE:  1.0
Term:  Fixed (3 years)  
Closing Date: 12/10/2015


The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been successful in an application under the Horizon 2020 programme for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (H2020 Maria Curie Actions grant number 642108). The project ‘Advanced Wind Energy Systems Operation and Maintenance Expertise’ is led by the CIRCE Foundation based at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and also includes participants from Germany, Norway and Denmark. 

The University of Strathclyde leads the work package on ‘Maintenance optimisation by prognosis of component failures’ and its specific research contribution concerns the development and testing of condition monitoring algorithms based on SCADA data for wind turbines.  The candidate will be responsible for the research undertaken by Strathclyde for the project which will include the further development of condition monitoring algorithms based on wind turbine operational SCADA data and, most importantly, a statistical assessment of this and other algorithms by testing against extensive operational data available from project partners. 

The Early Stage Researcher will be supported for 3 years of full-time study to undertake a PhD and they will receive technical training at Strathclyde and will attend a series of training workshops through the Network. The Researcher will be expected to spend up to 6 months with a commercial partner, Sgurrenergy (based in Glasgow), and with the Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain, and will be required to contribute to project meetings and to coordinate with project partners. 

Applicants will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) eligibility criteria. In particular, you must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to commencing in the role, and you must not have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career.

In addition to the above, you will have a 2:1 Degree in a relevant subject area and some research experience in your field.  You will have a strong background in your core discipline, a good understanding of wind turbine technology, and you will have good programming skills. You will have an ability to undertake research and disseminate results and you will be creative, with the ability to apply initiative and problem solve. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders and you will have excellent technical presentation skills.  You will have excellent organisational skills and be able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

* The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The minimum salary will be approximately £31,624.

This post has been advertised twice before. Previous applicants need not apply. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to David Infield, Professor of Renewable Energy Technologies (david.infield@strath.ac.uk / 0141 548 2373).

Initial interviews are scheduled 19 October 2015.

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