Jobs - Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford, UK

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant, funded by EPSRC, to join the Civil Engineering research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is fixed-term for 12 months or until 1 July 2020.

The successful applicant will work in offshore wind turbine design, with the aim of identifying the characteristics of state-of-the-art offshore wind foundation models using monitored data. The work will involve utilising or developing structural health monitoring algorithms (e.g., operational modal analysis, stochastic subspace or Bayesian online or offline identification algorithms) on synthetic, lab scale and/or full scale measurements of structural response. Further numerical or experimental data may be acquired where necessary. Existing field monitoring data will be used to demonstrate the capabilities of the adopted methodology. The project scope is flexible and will be defined based on the expertise and experience of the successful candidate.

You should hold (or be near to completion of) a relevant PhD/DPhil, along with appropriate experience. You should have analytical, numerical or experimental experience in structural health monitoring or system identification, ideally within the wind energy field. Candidates with compatible backgrounds in Structural or Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Ross McAdam:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), a detailed CV and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications must be received before 12.00 midday on 29 April 2019.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Professor Ross McAdam,