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PhD and Research Engineer Opportunities in Marine Renewable Energy (Wind, Wave, Tidal) and the Ocean Environment, Canada
We are seeking interested student and engineer candidates for positions within marine renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) and the ocean environmental modelling fields. Student position is at doctoral (PhD) or PostDoc level; and specific opportunities for research engineers.
Research theme’s include:
·       Numerical modelling of wave, tidal and offshore wind resources. In-situ measurement analyses, model development and validation. Experience with SWAN, Delft3D, FORTRAN, and Matlab would be considered an asset but not essential.
·       Offshore wind and tidal technology modeller. Experience modeling wind turbines and power predictions, working with wind and tidal resource data, collaborating with SME’s and deployment experience would be an asset but is not essential.
·       Software Engineer. Experience in managing large datasets, databases and developing user-interfaces.
The successful candidates will have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering (preferably Mechanical with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (B), or equivalent). The ideal candidate: will have proven success with being able to work independently, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with others. Student positions will be four (4) years, while PostDoc and Research Engineer positions are guaranteed for two (2) years; based on suitable performance. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
These positions will be connected to the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI - http://www.uvic.ca/wcwi/), a major collaborative research project with private sector partners and an international collection of wave energy converter technology developers, to assess the gross, net and usable wave energy resource off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The WCWI uses wave monitoring buoys and near shore wave propagation models to determine the raw wave energy resource, high fidelity computer simulations to predict the converter output, and electrical grid integration toolboxes to understand the value of marine renewables when installed at targeted locations in the region.
Students will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and based in the stimulating multi-disciplinary environment of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic); http://www.iesvic.uvic.ca), University of Victoria, BC. Work locations would be either Victoria or Sydney, BC.
Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a covering letter and names and contact information of at least two professional references to:
 
Dr. Bradley Buckham and Dr. Bryson Robertson
Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic)
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
email:  bbuckham@uvic.ca and bryson@uvic.ca ; including “WCWI Student/Engineer Opportunity” in the subject line. 
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