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Position: Research Assistant/Associate - Computational Modelling
Institution: Newcastle University
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Duties: The role holder will join a group which is working on cutting-edge research on turbulent reacting flows utilising the advancements of high-performance computing. The role holder will join an Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project and work towards the development and implementation of high-fidelity models for turbulent premixed flame-wall interaction within turbulent boundary layers. The role holder will have opportunities to collaborate with industrial partners and the extended project team based at both Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh
Requirements: PhD or close to completion of a PhD (for Assistant level) in a relevant subject (Aerospace/Chemical/Mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, applied physics, with the knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, combustion modelling, turbulence modelling)
   
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Contract Type All Faculty/Service Cluster All Academic/Service Unit All Requisition ID All Working Pattern All Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Create Alert × Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Apply now » Already a colleague at Newcastle University? Click here for our Internal Careers page Research Assistant/Associate - Computational Modelling Requisition ID: 27183 Location: Newcastle, GB Contract Type: Fixed Term Working Pattern: Full Time Posted Date: 6 Jun 2024 Salary: Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,982 per annum Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits . We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you. Closing Date: 23 June 2024 The Role Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate on utilising high-performance computing for hybrid Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes-Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent premixed flame-wall interaction. You will join a research group working on cutting-edge research on turbulent reacting flows utilising the advancements of high-performance computing. The project is funded by the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and working towards the development and implementation of high-fidelity models for turbulent premixed flame-wall interaction within turbulent boundary layers. Our research group has cutting-edge expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics and multiphase turbulent flows based in the School of Engineering . The primary project teams are based at Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with industrial partners and the extended project teams. The role holder will join a group which is working on cutting-edge research on turbulent reacting flows utilising the advancements of high-performance computing. The role holder will join an Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project and work towards the development and implementation of high-fidelity models for turbulent premixed flame-wall interaction within turbulent boundary layers. The role holder will have opportunities to collaborate with industrial partners and the extended project team based at both Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh. To succeed in this role, you will need to present research outcomes at international conferences and interact with industry colleagues. Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to network and influence, are essential. This is a full-time, fixed-term position available immediately until 23rd May 2025, with the possibility of a 6-month extension. To apply, please upload a CV and letter of application which outlines how you can evidence the requirements in the job description. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Nilanjan Chakraborty at nilanjan.chakraborty@ncl.ac.uk or on 0191-208 3570. As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 4 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level. Responsibilities of this role include: Key Accountabilities Carry out computational analysis of hybrid Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS)-Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of turbulent premixed flame-wall interactions. They are also expected to contribute to the development of advanced hybrid RANS-LES simulation techniques and employ these techniques to the simulation of flame-wall interaction of premixed turbulent combustion within in turbulent boundary layers using high performance computing resources and postprocess the data to obtain fundamental physical insights and interpret the results for the design purposes of next generation combustors Reporting duties and meetings associated with the work Taking a leading role in the dissemination of research outcomes including the preparation of research papers describing the research work performed The Person Knowledge, Skills and Experience Knowledge of FORTRAN/C/C++ programming Ability to write computer programmes for postprocessing of simulation data Ability to successfully write research journal papers Ability to carry out original research Ability to communicate and present the research outcomes in front of academic and industrial colleagues Excellent written and oral English language skills Experience in using/developing decision-support tools and/or assessment of innovation and technology using performance indicators Desirable Experience in programming using MPI and high-performance computing Experience in CFD simulations using open-source codes (i.e. Code_Saturne or OpenFoam) will be beneficial but it is not essential Understanding and experience of RANS and LES Understanding and experience in using high performance computing and programming using Message-Passing Interface (MPI) Understanding and experience in mathematical modelling and analytical reasoning Attributes and Behaviour Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with and present to a wide range of people Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative Flexible attitude towards work Commitment to the values of equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of your work Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role Qualifications PhD or close to completion of a PhD (for Assistant level) in a relevant subject (Aerospace/Chemical/Mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, applied physics, with the knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, combustion modelling, turbulence modelling) First or upper second class honours degree in Aerospace/Chemical/Mechanical/ engineering or applied physics or applied mathematics or closely related discipline Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution. We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population. At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC. We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme. In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. Requisition ID: 27183 #LI-SS1 Contact Us Apply now » Find similar jobs: View All University Opportunities, Research/Clinical Research Careers Careers Home View All Job Categories Register Privacy Policy Contact Us © 2023 Newcastle University
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