Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Supercritical CO2 Turbomachinery (SCTA)

London (GB)
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Supercritical CO2 Turbomachinery (SCTA) - Permanent with fixed-term funding for 36 months

Reference Number 60031481
Location Northampton Square
School / Service School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)38017 to 38017


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

City, University of London owes its origins to the Northampton Institute in the 1890s, establishing its reputation for high quality courses in engineering and mathematics. Engineering at City is renowned for its extensive state-of-the-art facilities, including the newly upgraded Thermo-Fluids Research Centre test-cells, including facilities for testing organic Rankine cycle (ORC) expanders and micro-gas turbines. City is considered an international leader in micro-gas turbines, and ORC and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles and is currently involved in a number of national and international research projects in the area.

The School is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of sCO2 power cycles, with an emphasis on turbomachinery. The appointed Research Fellow will have a leading role within an exciting EPSRC-funded research project, SCOTWOHR, investigating sCO2 cycles for waste-heat recovery applications and will be appointed for a duration of three-years.


The appointed Research Fellow will be responsible for the design and commissioning of a new blowdown test facility that will be used to characterise the behaviour CO2 in close proximity to the critical point, including non-ideal fluid effects and condensation. They will also investigate the design and simulation of turbomachinery components for sCO2 power cycles using a range of analytical and numerical methods including in-house design tools and computational-fluid dynamics. The Research Fellow will be expected to take an active role in preparing articles for publication within internationally-leading journals and conferences in addition to supporting the principal investigator in the management of the research project. They will also undertake other teaching and supervision duties including undergraduate and post graduate projects and PhD students.

Person Specification

The appointed Research Fellow will hold a first degree and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline and will have experience in conducting experimental and numerical research related to turbomachinery or aerodynamics. Knowledge related to power cycles operating within organic fluids or supercritical CO2 would also be an advantage. They will also have a strong track record of publishing high quality research papers and presenting research at international conferences.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 12th November 2020

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