Postdoctoral - Floating Offshore Wind

Nrel Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 4 weeks ago

Posting Title

Postdoctoral - Floating Offshore Wind

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Location

CO - Boulder

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Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The National Wind Technology Center is seeking a qualified candidate to help execute a project related to the design and analysis of floating wind systems in a control co-design (CCD) environment. The position's primary responsibilities include running and analyzing floating wind system simulations working with the CCD team for structural optimization. This work will involve using a range of existing tools, possibly creating new tools, and applying various mechanical and offshore engineering principles toward the understanding of floating wind system performance. The overarching goal of the work is to identify parameters of the floating system that will lower the cost of energy. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other NREL staff, academic institutions, and certification agency to contribute in research in the area of an ultra-flexible floating platform. The candidate can expect to publish research results in technical journals/conference proceedings and present work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings.

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Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Additional Required Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Prior experience relating to offshore system design, analysis, or modeling.

  • Experience in numerical simulation for engineering analysis.

  • Proficiency in wind turbine simulation tools and Python scripting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with offshore wind turbine simulation tools (e.g. OpenFAST, Bladed, HAWC2).

  • Experience with mooring simulation tools (e.g. OrcaFlex and MoorDyn).

  • Experience with floating wind system design and analysis.

  • Experience with optimization theory and application.

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Policy

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, click here.


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