BACK 02/11/2021

Job offer: Research Assistant/Associate, software development for combustion CFD applications (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the development of a new Computational Fluid Dynamics code for reacting flow problems.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to assist with CFD runs and to develop new CFD codes; to prepare written descriptions of the work and communicate the results effectively with papers and presentations; and to prepare reports for the sponsor and the partners.

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computing, Software Engineering or related disciplines. They must be experienced in a range of programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, C++), CFD codes (e.g. openFOAM, StarCCM+), CFD meshing, domain decomposition and GPU programming, and preferably they must be experienced with combustion modelling. The candidate must have excellent writing and presentation skills and must be able to work in a team and must be willing to interface with industry.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary scales – Research Assistant: £27,116 – £31,406; Research Associate: £33,309 – £40,927

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Mrs Kate Graham, email (Tel +44 01223 332600).

Please quote reference NM28744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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More information can be found on the University of Cambridge website.