PhD Candidate in Offshore / Marine Technology (Combined Wind and Wave Energy Concept)

University of Stavanger



About the Position

The University of Stavanger has a vacancy as a PhD candidate in offshore technology - offshore wind, at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Machine, Building and Materials Technology. The project is entitled "Combined Wind and Wave Energy Concept".

This is an educational position that will primarily give promising researchers the opportunity for professional development. The position has research training up to the doctoral degree as a goal.

The PhD candidate is appointed for a period of three years with pure research training.

This PhD program will focus on the development of floating wind turbines integrated with wave energy converters in shallow waters. Design and optimization of support structures and mooring systems in shallow waters will be investigated. Dynamic analysis and power supply assessment will be carried out during this doctoral program. Scaled model tests can also be performed to validate numerical models.

The position is externally funded by funds from the Equinor-UiS Academy Program.

Eligibility Requirements

We seek you who have a strong academic background with a five-year master's degree (3 + 2) within marine / offshore engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering engineering or equivalent education that provides the basis for conducting a research education, preferably of a recent date.

If your grade on the Master's thesis and weighted average grade on the Master's program both correspond to B or better, you are among those we are looking for. If you complete your education in the spring of 2009, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than AF are required to attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian AF scale.

You must also have:

  • solid knowledge within marine hydrodynamics and construction techniques
  • good skills in mathematical modeling and advanced programming
  • creativity and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary project
  • ability and motivation to perform high quality research
  • ability to work both independently and with other researchers in a structured way

Furthermore, emphasis is placed on:

  • has solid knowledge and experience with the use of SIMA, Orcaflex and OpenFOAM.
  • has solid knowledge in applied mathematics
  • has solid knowledge in "Computational Fluid Dynamics" and "Finite Element Method"
  • has solid programming skills in numerical modeling
  • is motivated and has the potential for research within the field
  • can work independently and in a community, be innovative and creative
  • is structured and has great working capacity
  • has good English proficiency, both written and oral.

We Offer

  • varied tasks in a large, exciting and socially important organization
  • an ambitious working partnership and an inclusive working environment
  • colleague-based counseling program the first year you teach at UiS, NyTi
  • salary according to the Government Wage Regulations lpl 17,515, code 1017, NOK 479,600 per year with wage development after seniority in the position. 
  • membership of the Government Pension Fund ensures good pension and insurance schemes.
  • more about employee benefits and benefits at

Other Information

See regulations on terms of employment for employment in fellowship positions at the University of Stavanger.

It is a condition that the person who is hired settles so that he or she can be present at, and available to, the academic community in the workplace during ordinary working hours.

The university has few women in recruitment positions within the subject area and therefore encourages women in particular to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be used as a basis.



Project description and further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Professor Muk Chen Ong, tel. 51831112, e-mail @ Uis.

Information about the hiring process can be obtained by contacting HR adviser Margot A.Treen., Tel: 51831419, e-mail:


The Application

Search the position electronically via the "Search position" on this page. Here application and CV are registered with relevant education and work experience. In the application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents are uploaded as attachments to the application, in separate files:

  • diplomas and certificates
  • list of publications
  • other documentation that you would like it to be taken into account

The documentation must be in a Scandinavian language or English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB in total, they must be compressed before uploading. Information and documentation to be taken into consideration when assessing must be registered within the deadline for applications. Contact information for three reference persons is stated in the application or on request.

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