Research Fellow / Engineer, Computational Fluids Dynamics

01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry demands while working on research projects in SIT.

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an academic research project funded by Mistry of Education (MOE), where you will be part of the research team under the project titled: Understanding the Transmission Risks of SARS-COV-2 and the Fundamental Rethinking of HVAC System Design in the Post-Pandemic World. The project is in collaboration with two local hospitals.

Under this job title, you will carry out numerical simulations to precisely characterize the evaporation, dispersion, and deposition patterns of the virus-laden respiratory droplets expelled from an infected individual via breathing, talking, singing, coughing, or sneezing. The effects of air ventilation strategies, ambient environment, face coverings and viral load on the transmission and deposition of the pathogens will be investigated, and their impacts on the infection probability of an exposed person will be quantified.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI and the research team members to ensure all project deliverables are met.
  • Undertake these responsibilities in the project:
    i. Assists in co-supervision of final year projects (FYP) or capstone projects students under the Project PI.
    ii. Meeting the deliverables by carrying out the computational simulations and experimental studies planned for under the scope of work of the projects within the timeframe to meet the deliverables.
    iii. Assists the PI in drafting of reports, conference proceedings and journal articles based on the outcome of the projects.
    iv. Prepares and shares fortnightly report of results from the computations with the PI.
  • Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.
  • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment.

Job Requirements:

  • Master or Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or related fields majoring in Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in air and water droplets/particle transportation simulation is high advantageous.
  • Hands on experience on experimental studies
  • Familiarity with CFD applications working on industrial related projects using high performance computing clusters would also be advantageous
  • Strong foundation in Fluid Dynamics
  • Strong prior experience in CFD – particularly in particle transportation simulation (Discrete Phase Modelling)
  • Strong skills in turbulence modelling, CFD mesh generation in complex 3D geometries.
  • Proficient in handling large data sets and the ability to analysis and interpret results.
  • Experience in commercial CFD package such as ANSYS package is preferred. Candidate preferably should be familiar and have sufficient experience in using ANSYS FLUENT, Meshing tool and post-processing software.
  • Able to work independently with strong data analytical skills, communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Competencies:

  • Proficient in Ansys Fluent Simulation
  • Strong foundation in Fluid Dynamics
  • Able to work independently with strong data analytical skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with people within and external to the university.
  • Self-directed learner who believes in continuous learning and development
  • Proficient in technical writing and presentation
  • Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Show strong initiative and take ownership of work

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