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Research Associate in Fluid Mechanics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016565

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mathematics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 June 2021 until 31 May 2024

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable for three years.

The successful applicant will work with Professor Andrew Hazel and an interdisciplinary team within the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics to investigate free surface flows in confined geometries. The team have recently demonstrated that bubbles in geometrically perturbed, Hele-Shaw channels can exhibit very complex transient dynamics and there are multiple possible outcomes, see Galliard et al. (2021) DOI=10.1017/jfm.2020.844. The aim of the present project is to address a key outstanding question: does the system exhibit sustained disorder following a localised perturbation, or is a continuous level of background perturbation required to drive the complex dynamics? The problem is particularly amenable to analysis because it can be effectively described by two-dimensional theories due to its large aspect ratio. Moreover, the flow is at very low Reynolds number and so the only nonlinearities occur within interfacial boundary conditions.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Andrew Hazel


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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