Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

London (Greater) (GB)
Nov 04, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 30, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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. 

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering is a multi-disciplinary centre of research and education located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. It is proud of its research advances and of educating thousands of undergraduates and postgraduates in STEM subjects.

The Centre for Compressor Technology is a research group within the Thermo-Fluids Research Centre at the School. We are seeking to appoint Howden/Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the project "Smart Efficient Compression: Reliability and Energy Targets (SECRET)", funded by Royal Academy of Engineering and Howden Compressors. It involves research into improving efficiency and reliability of oil free rotary positive displacement machines by experimental and numerical means and building prototypes of novel smart, reliable and efficient machines.    

The successful candidate will work closely in the project with the Howden/RAEng Chair in Compressor Technology and other participants. The project will offer an environment for submitting research proposals. They candidate will be responsible for conducting experimental, analytical and computational studies on rotary positive displacement machines with particular focus on conjugate heat transfer in leakage gaps of these machines.

Other areas of contribution will be in research administration, dissemination of research findings to conferences, journals and funding bodies, protection of IP and commercialisation activities and some limited teaching.    

Person Specification
The post holder should have a relevant PhD in Mechanical Engineering, preferably in positive displacement rotary machines. They should have experience in research in the areas of numerical and experimental methods in thermal power systems. A good understanding of solid fluid interaction in rotating machinery is required. Prior experience in modelling and experimental work on rotary machines is desirable.    

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 30th November 2020

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.     

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