Early Stage Researcher in High Fidelity Modelling

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Job summary

SSECOID is an Innovative Training Network funded by the EU under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SSECOID consists of 11 host institutions (employing Early Stage Researchers) and 4 partner organizations (offering secondments and training) from seven different countries (Spain, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, United States), and from both sectors – academic and industrial.

Early Stage Researchers employed within the project will undertake individual research projects leading to PhD degree at one of the host institutions. In addition, all the Early Stage Researchers will benefit from network’s training program.

The post-holders will be required to become proficient with the high-order spectral/hp element Nektar++ framework with a view to implement, verify and validate: (1) adaptive techniques for accurately and efficiently capturing flow features such as vortices and boundary layers in scale resolving transient turbulent simulations of industrial flows, and (2) a sensitivity analysis framework for investigating acoustic output with respect to base-flow modifications and its application to passive control devices to suppress selected frequency-bands of noise radiation.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. To perform the research tasks aimed at developing high-fidelity CFD methods within the C++ spectral/hp element code Nektar++, and to assist with the analysis, interpretation and publication of scientific findings.

Essential requirements

  • A first-class MEng, MSc, or equivalent degree in Engineering, Maths or Physics with a strong background in both fluid mechanics and numerical methods.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in object-oriented programming with C++.
  • Expertise in the development, programming and application of the Finite Element Method or similar simulation software.
  • The applicant must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country) — unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention
  • Applicants must be early-stage researchers (ESR), i.e. at the date of recruitment (ITN) and be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • A Master’s level (or equivalent) qualification in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or a related subject at a Merit or Distinction grade (or equivalent).
  • candidates should meet the eligibility requirements for Marie Curie ITNs https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

Candidates can be of any nationality. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Applicants must be in his/her first 4 years of his/her research career and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The 4 years are counted from the date a degree which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate was obtained.

Further Information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Joaquim Peiro (j.peiro@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Spencer Sherwin (s.sherwin@imperial.ac.uk).

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

For queries regarding the recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

How to apply

Applications must contain a CV, motivation letter, publication list, contact information of two referees, copy of the Degree and Master title (when applicable). CV must clearly indicate the exact dates of: (1) each position hold in the past, and (2) countries of residence in the last 5 years.

About Imperial College London

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