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Research Associate in Applied Mathematics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017915

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mathematics

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 February 2022 until 31 January 2024

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for a 2-year Research Associate position focused on investigations in combustion theory and reaction-diffusion systems related to the propagation and stability of flames and similar travelling waves and their interaction with flow fields. The topics pertain to a broad research project entitled “Taylor dispersion, Turing instability and a lubrication theory for flames” which is supported by the EPSRC grant EP/V004840/1. The project lies at the interface between applied mathematics, theoretical combustion, stability theory, and transport phenomena.

The Research Associate will join a strong applied mathematics group within the Department of Mathematics, with leading expertise in combustion theory, fluid mechanics and various areas of continuum mechanics, working directly with Dr Joel Daou.

You should hold (or be about to complete) a PhD (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Combustion or a closely related field. You should have a solid track record of publications relevant to the project area, and an aptitude for interdisciplinary research.  A practical experience in at least two of the following areas is essential for the project: combustion, fluid mechanics, asymptotic methods, and numerical techniques for solving reactive flow problems.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI)

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:

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Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

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Name: Joel Daou


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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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