Research Fellow - Engineering and Environment

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,210 - £39,609
Friday, 6 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 4 October 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering and Environment


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in Mechanical Engineering. As a successful candidate, you will conduct research in the area of aero-elasticity for future generations of aero-engines. In particular, you develop a novel method to explore the mechanism of flutter and forced response in modern low pressure turbines.  You use a direct numerical simulation model as a computational wind tunnel, to investigate the effects of various sources of unsteadiness on the aero-elastic instabilities of blades.

The numerical model will also be used to identify the relative merits and adequate working range of current low-fidelity numerical methods for modern LPT aeromechanical design and analysis. 

This position is funded by an EPSRC research project grant and you will work with Dr Mohammad Rahmati (Principal Investigator) and will collaborate with Sherwin Lab (Imperial College) and Osney lab (Oxford).

The ideal candidate will have expertise in computational modelling, fluid dynamics and knowledge of turbo-machinery. 

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant discipline by the start of the project.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Mohammad Rahmati at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.  

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 04/10/2019