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Research Associate in Combustion Modelling with Mesh-Free Methods
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-019616

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/09/2022

Salary: £34,308 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 October 2022 until 30 June 2023

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

A Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious individual to undertake computational research on numerical simulations of combustion in complex geometries. In this project you will develop a framework for accelerated chemical kinetics calculations in an in-house code and perform high-fidelity direct numerical simulations that aim to investigate flame-turbulence-structure interactions in real combustor geometries.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, physics, or engineering, specialising in computational fluid dynamics or a closely related discipline. Expertise in developing numerical methods and code for research in fluid/continuum mechanics is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

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/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

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: Dr Steven Lind / Dr Jack King

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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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