Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tidal Stream Energy

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join The Tidal Energy Research Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by The EPSRC and is initially fixed-term for 2 and a half years with the possibility of extension.

The successful applicant will join a research programme designing, developing and testing novel axial flow tidal stream turbines that use constructive interference effects to enhance device performance. You will work with a team of seven fluid dynamicists to develop overall device design, and will take specific responsibility for design of the physical experiments, procuring components and assembling test models, and running the experimental test campaigns at large external testing facilities.

You should possess a strong background in experimental testing applied to flow driven power generation. Hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) and a strong publication history.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard Willden:

Further information can be found at

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), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 December 2017 can be considered.

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

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Contact: Professor Richard Willden