Post Doctoral Research Associate - School Engineering & Computing Sciences

Durham (County) (GB)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Durham University
School Engineering & Computing Sciences
Grade 7 (£32,004 - £33,943)

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join Dr Lian Gan's research team at Durham University. The post is EPSRC funded, for a fixed-term period for 12 months. The researcher will have the opportunity to work on common themes of experiments in turbulent flows spanning aspects of vortex dynamics and mixing enhancement strategies in strong pulsation flows. They will conduct experiments using an existing Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) package and perhaps other instruments on a unique two-axis large pulsation flow generator and subsequently apply in-depth data analyses using MatLab or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be based at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Durham University - ranked in the top 5 for both Engineering & Computer Science, Times Good University Guide 2016/17 (Durham University ranked 4th overall). They may have the opportunity to contribute to aspects of departmental teaching at undergraduate level and may be expected to contribute to doctoral student supervision as appropriate.

The post offers a good opportunity to gain a strong research track record in PIV related research areas. In addition to publishing research output, the candidate will be encouraged to disseminate the output from the unique rig to academic communities in a regional or an international conference.

Applicants of this post will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of the online application.

This post is available to commence from 1st July 2017 and is initially a fixed term for 12 months. Extension would be dependent on future research income from current project sponsor(s) and/or other external funding sources.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Closes midday on : 14-Apr-2017