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Position: Researcher - Control and Wind Energy
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: DTU Wind Energy
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: Development of control and state estimation design methods tailored for wind turbines. Study of control and state estimation strategies for turbines in a wind farm. Identify the potential control and wind energy projects and assist with the preparation of new proposals and fundraising. In addition, you are also expected to support the activities on the development and maintenance of our in-house turbine controller. You will participate in a number of national and international research projects within the field of loads and control and contribute to the management and generation of new projects
Requirements: We are looking for a control engineer with a strong academic background in control theory and its application in wind energy. The candidate must hold a PhD degree in control engineering or relevant engineering disciplines. Experience with advanced model-based control methods, such as model predictive control, within the areas of the wind energy system is important. The candidate must further have an internationally recognized track record within the areas of wind turbine control and proven ability in modern control strategies – for example: Model predictive control; Feed-forward control; State estimation/Kalman filtering; Individual blade-pitch control; Wind turbine down-regulation control
   
Text: Researcher in Control and Wind Energy DTU Wind Energy Del til Facebook Del til Twitter Del til LinkedIn Thursday 09 May 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 29 May 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Wind Energy by completing the following form. Apply online The Department of Wind Energy has a vacancy for a Researcher position in the Loads and Control Section (LAC) at DTU Risø Campus. DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy. DTU Wind Energy develops state-of-the-art design methods to ensure the best performance, lowest cost and overall structural integrity of wind turbines as well as advance the design, operation and control of entire wind power plants for the future needs of the evolving energy system. This is a highly multi-disciplinary issue involving modelling of the non-stationary inflow field, aerodynamics, structural dynamics, structural stability and control. LAC focuses on modelling and analysis of loads and dynamics, aeroelastic stability, and control of wind turbines, and implements its research in software tools and in courses to the benefit of the wind energy community in general. This researcher position focuses on developing and applying theoretical expertise in wind turbine and plant controls in particular as a crucial element of the overall section and department activities in research, education and innovation. The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. Responsibilities and tasks Your work will mainly be focused within control engineering activities in research and commercial projects in Loads and Control Section at DTU Wind Energy. Specific tasks will include: Development of control and state estimation design methods tailored for wind turbines Study of control and state estimation strategies for turbines in a wind farm Identify the potential control and wind energy projects and assist with the preparation of new proposals and fundraising In addition, you are also expected to support the activities on the development and maintenance of our in-house turbine controller. You will participate in a number of national and international research projects within the field of loads and control and contribute to the management and generation of new projects. There are also good opportunities for developing innovative ideas in the direction of commercializing research. The research aims at creating new valuable knowledge within the wind energy and control area and implementation at this in department activities as well as in the industry in both the short and long term. Much of our activities are performed in collaboration with the industry, as well as other Danish and foreign research institutions. In addition, the researcher is also expected to contribute to the following tasks: Contribute to the ongoing projects in LAC with reporting and administration Offer support and assistance in teaching the wind energy courses relating to control and develop the control-related course materials if required Supervise our wind energy master students relating the control aspect and define the potential projects for the master students Qualifications The section for Loads and Control at DTU Wind Energy is looking for a control engineer with a strong academic background in control theory and its application in wind energy. The candidate must hold a PhD degree in control engineering or relevant engineering disciplines. Post-doctoral experience in control and wind energy is preferable. Experience with advanced model-based control methods, such as model predictive control, within the areas of the wind energy system is important. The candidate must further have an internationally recognized track record within the areas of wind turbine control and proven ability in modern control strategies - for example: Model predictive control Feed-forward control State estimation/Kalman filtering Individual blade-pitch control Wind turbine down-regulation control Experience with aero-elastic codes, such as HAWC2 and FAST, is preferable. Experience with programming languages/control design tools, such as Fortran, MATLAB and Simulink, is an advantage. It is important that you are open-minded, responsible, ready to engage in a team and have good communication skills. Assessment In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to Research experience Research vision and potential Experience and quality of teaching Societal impact Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry International experience Internal and external collaboration Communication skills We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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. Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU . Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Katherine Dykes, 45 2179 9259. You can read more about the DTU Wind Energy department at: https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english . Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 2019 (local time) . To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English : Application (cover letter) CV Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above List of publications H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/ ) Diploma (MSc/PhD) Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Wind Energy is a department at the Technical University of Denmark with the overall mission to develop and create value using the natural and technical sciences and focusing on wind energy for the benefit of society. This includes research and education in siting and integration, wind turbine technology, and offshore wind energy as well as scientific advice and testing and other research-based services. The department is an internationally leading centre in wind energy and cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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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