Within WAUDIT project, CENER has an opening for a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher to work on the topic “Forest winds in complex terrain”. The project aims at developing a canopy flow model with the CFD open-source platform OpenFoam. The model will be embedded in CENER's atmospheric boundary layer model CFDWind and validated systematically from flat to complex terrain test cases. Model validation will be ultimately based on measurement campaigns from CENER’s Alaiz Test Site in complex terrain. The candidate will work in contact with other projects at CENER and Network wide in a multidisciplinary environment. A training program will be agreed with the candidate as part of the Personal Career Development Plan.
WAUDIT (Wind Resource Assessment Audit and Standardization) project is configured as a Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), funded under the FP7-People programme, with the aim of developing state-of-the-art wind resource assessment methodologies of added value to the Wind Energy industry. The network comprises 13 European organizations and 17 associated partners, covering well established research centres, universities and companies. For more info, please visit: www.waudit-itn.eu
The position is based on a full-time employment contract with an annual gross salary of 53000 EUR, plus mobility and travel allowances according to the ITN financial scheme. The total duration of the contract will be 12 months, starting no later than the 1st of October 2012. The place of residence will be based in Pamplona. The WAUDIT network encourages the participation of women through family-friendly implementation modalities, e.g. family allowances, flexibility for maternity leave and childcare.
The interested candidate should send a CV with motivation letter to Javier Sanz Rodrigo (jsrodrigocener.com).
Eligibleca ndidates: Experienced Researcher, fulfilling the ITN eligibility criteria1, notably: non-Spanish nationality, more than 4 and less than 5 years experience in research.
Profile of candidates:
- Degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics or mechanical engineering.
- Experience using CFD models, OpenFoam an asset.
- Fluent in English required; Spanish an asset (or willing to learn it).
- Used to autonomous work and as part of a team, with good writing and oral communication skills and analytical and interdisciplinary thinking.
Application deadline: 31 - August - 2012
Job starting date: 1 - October - 2012
ITN Guide for applicants and Work Programme available at: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserS ite.PeopleDetailsCallPage&call_id=121
Experienced researchers must, at the time of recruitment either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience, This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the host country (irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged)