Postdoc position in Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark

Designation/Position- Postdoc position

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Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark offers postdoc position on  Moorings Of Floating Renewable Energy Structures for a period of 2 years. Eligible and interested candidate can apply for this position through electronic recruitment system.

About- Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering a position as Post Doc in Marine Engineering with focus on Moorings in Floating Renewable Energy Structures is open for appointment from Sept. 1st, 2018 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. The Department of Civil engineering focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within civil engineering. Research areas span from Indoor Environment, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials, Geotechnical Engineering to Wave Energy along with many other areas. The research is conducted in an international research environment. The Department takes on contract research for both public institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory experiments. As an employee at the Department of Civil Engineering you become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Research/Job area– Faculty of Engineering and Science

Project Title- Moorings Of Floating Renewable Energy Structures 

Location- Aalborg University, Denmark

Eligibility/Qualification- Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

Job/Position Description- With regard to field of research, the position will primarily be within the marine engineering research areas at Aalborg University. The research will focus primarily on experimental and numerical modelling of moorings of floating renewable energy structures at sea, but also other areas of civil engineering including traditional offshore oil and gas structures. The modelling of the moorings of floating renewable energy structures address both installation, operational and extreme conditions, where evaluation of design loads, mooring layout design and cost optimizations are in focus.

Various topics within offshore renewable energy (both wind and wave energy), civil engineering and offshore oil & gas is included in the research area, and a broad knowledge of, and experience with several of these, is required. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to work on national and international research projects, and thus good collaboration and communication skills (in both Danish and English) should be demonstrated and will be highly valued. It is also expected that the applicant will participate in raising funds through research applications with the research areas, and thus a demonstration of past experiences in this field will also be highly valued. The employment is time-limited to a 2-year period.

The teaching will mainly be within the programme M.Sc. in Structural and Civil Engineering, with focus on the topic offshore renewable energy, but also in the other study programmes at the university. Relevant teaching experience will be highly valued.

How to Apply- Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.


For Contact- You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Jens Peter Kofoed, phone: +45 9940 8474, email: [email protected].

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail [email protected] or phone (+45) 9940 7553. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here. 

Last Date for Apply– 21 May 2018

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