Programmer and Simulator Developer at University of Exeter


College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This full-time post is available from 1st June 2022 until 30th June 2023 and is part of a project involving the University of Exeter. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The role

The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work within the Renewable Energy Group, at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The research project is part of an ERDF project, CORNWALL FLOW ACCELERATOR, aimed to underpin the deployment of 1000MW worth of floating offshore wind (FOW) by 2030, developing a low carbon footprint approach to floating offshore wind operations leading to significant CO2 reductions.

The Research Fellow will lead on research activities with a particular focus towards the development of an Ec Simulator able to simulate multi-complex Floating Offshore Wind farm strategies. The post will include detailed simulation of a FLOW environment that is informed by outputs, observations and recommendations from ML and real scenario drivers to enable the development of a Ec Simulator.

You will:

  • be a nationally recognised authority in simulator development, as well as leading on developing GUI applications.
  • be able to lead on programming of new simulation GUI and Ec Simulator, from initial planning and design, through implementation, integration, deployment, and support.
  • be able to work collaboratively with academic and industry stakeholders, and supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Prof Lars Johanning, e-mail l.johanning@exeter.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)1326 253730.


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