PhD position (f/m/d): Pioneering simulations of offshore wind farm turbulence

Research / Academic

We are looking for a motivated PhD candidate to delve into flow dynamics in offshore wind farms, developing novel computer simulations. As the scale of wind turbines and farms expands, particularly in offshore settings, they present novel challenges due to the unique atmospheric turbulence phenomena that remain largely uncharted.

This PhD project, integral to the ERC consolidator WINDFLOW project, is dedicated to the development and application of novel large-eddy simulation techniques. Your research will illuminate the intricate dynamics between wind and waves, assessing their influence on the efficiency of offshore wind farms. This is a chance to advance knowledge in renewable energy and make a significant contribution to improving wind farm efficiency. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable energy.


We are seeking applications from motivated early-career researchers with a strong background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, mathematics, geophysics, or related subject areas. Proficiency in programming languages such as Fortran, C/C++, MATLAB, or Python is advantageous. Candidates should thrive in an international environment and actively contribute to team research efforts. Excellent communication skills and a willingness to share knowledge at conferences and meetings are highly valued. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence while collaborating with colleagues.

Salary Benefits:

This position is integral to the ERC WINDFLOW project and offers integration into a dynamic research group with peers exploring similar themes.

  • A full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
  • Salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • Access to novel research facilities, including top-tier supercomputers.
  • Professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente.
  • Excellent mentorship and a stimulating international research environment.
  • The monthly salary is € 2.770 in the first year, increasing yearly to € 3.539 in the fourth year.
  • There are excellent benefits, including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus.
Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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