Research Associate in Fluid Mechanics
Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering
We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to lead challenging research into theoretical and modelling aspects of the Turbulent/non-Turbulent interface in jets and plumes. The work will be part of a 3-year research project supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the framework of a “Programme Grant.” With the researcher appointed in the partner university Imperial College to work on this programme, he/she will have an opportunity to work within a multi-institution, multidisciplinary team which spans both basic/applied sciences and engineering and involves collaborations with three industrial partners (HR Wallingford, Gexcon AS, ESI Group). Additionally, the project will involve collaboration with University of Rome “La Sapienza” and with University of Bologna.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will undertake research in the dynamics of jets and plumes. More specifically, the RA will be asked to analyse data obtained with a state of the art numerical simulation of jets and plumes performed by the group at the Imperial College. He/she will apply a recently developed post-processing tool based on the Karman-Howarth and Yaglom equations for the second order structure functions to develop a scale by scale description of the physical processes occurring across the interface. By using a priori coarse-graining, he/she will refine novel subgrid models that are scale-aware and test them against new physically relevant benchmarks, such as plumes/jets in turbulent environments and in cross-flows, to ensure that the SGS models will be suitable for use in practice.
Applicants must hold a Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Fluid Mechanics or equivalent. Please include a cover letter, CV (including any publication, preprint or work in progress), and a short research statement.
Further information is available at the following webpage: Dr Elisabetta De Angelis https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/385309-de-angelis-elisabetta
This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 1st September for a period of 36 months.
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £34,520 per annum (Point 32).
Informal enquires should be made to Dr Elisabetta De Angelis: e-mail DeAngelisE@cardiff.ac.uk
For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contactEnginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.