Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Location: Boldrewood Campus
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/12/2023)
Closing Date: Sunday 17 October 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
You will join our Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory. You will be working under the supervision of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Dr Christina Vanderwel on the project “Simulating air pollution in the lab”. The aim of this research is to apply novel laboratory techniques to simulate wind patterns and air pollution in urban areas. Experiments will be conducted in the University of Southampton’s wind and water tunnel facilities using state-of-the-art laser diagnostics. There will also be opportunities to supervise graduate students and to get involved in other projects in experimental fluid mechanics including turbulent boundary layers, flow control, atmospheric flows, and diagnostics development.
The AFM research group is comprised of experts in theoretical, computational and experimental fluid mechanics and our aim is to provide an environment in which these different approaches can be combined and focused on particular topics of practical importance. You will join a vibrant and supportive team of other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students working in different areas of fluid mechanics ranging from environmental flows to biomedical applications.
To be successful you will have a PhD in turbulent shear flows or within six months of completion. Experience with experimental work is critical and knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication of models is desirable. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and presentations, are essential.
Please contact Dr Christina Vanderwel (C.M.Vanderwel@soton.ac.uk) for further details about the position.
Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities
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*subject to qualifying criteria
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