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Research Assistant/Associate in Adaptive Software for High-Fidelity Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Flows (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on the development and validation of new software for the high-fidelity simulation of turbulent reacting flows, including Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES). The work forms part of a joint project sponsored by EPSRC and involving the Universities of Cambridge and Newcastle together with Daresbury Laboratory. The new software will make use of advanced numerical methods involving Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) and temporal adaption, and is intended to contribute towards a new DNS/LES code for simulating turbulent flames and two-phase flows. The objectives of the project are:

1) To develop a fully parallel AMR-based code suitable for the next generation UK National supercomputer; 2) To develop efficient pre/post-processing tools compatible with AMR and physical aspects of the simulation. 3) To investigate a range of physical problems and provide validation of the new code against existing codes and experimental data; 4) To prepare tutorials for potential users and maintain the project website to make the project outcomes available to the UK and international turbulence and reacting flow community.

The project will last for 24 months, with a planned starting date of 1 June 2017.

The successful candidate will have or will be close to obtaining a PhD in High-Fidelity Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Flows or a closely-related subject. If the PhD will be awarded shortly, the appointment will be made at the Research Assistant level until the PhD has been completed. Experience in turbulent reacting flows, and in the development of high-fidelity simulation software, will be considered an advantage.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301; Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Mrs Katia Babayan, email: (Tel +44 01223 332629).

Please quote reference NM11630 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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