Job title Research Associate ACUHRA
Department Mechanical Engineering
Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 per annum
Grade Grade 7
Placed on Tuesday 12 May 2020
Closing date Tuesday 26 May 2020
Interview date To be confirmed
The University of Bath wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a Clean Sky 2 funded project “ACURHA (Advanced Cavities Using High Resolution Additive)”. The project is being run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Turbomachinery Research Centre and is in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and GE Avio. The aim of the project is to design novel cavity architectures, which can provide swirl control to minimise loss using designs made possible through the use of additive manufacturing.
We would like to appoint an experimental research engineer to make measurements of fluid mechanics in a rotating cavity experimental rig. The researcher will contribute to the calibration of measuring devices, make measurements of the flow in a parametric study over a range of conditions varying the relevant non-dimensional governing variables, and contribute to the interpretation of the experimental results to support the development of the computations at the University of Nottingham.
Applicants should possess a first degree in an Engineering or Engineering- related subject and ideally a PhD with appropriate content, and have proven experience of making detailed measurements using pitot-static tubes, hot-wire anemometers and thermocouples. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.
Please include a covering letter, detailed CV and an abstract of your PhD thesis with your application.
This post is full time and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis, with an expected end date of 01/07/2022.
For more details please contact Prof Gary Lock (G.D.Lock@bath.ac.uk).
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