Research Assistant/Associate in Optical Diagnostics in Turbulent Hydrogen Flames

University of Cambridge Department of Engineering

United Kingdom

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Optical Diagnostics in Turbulent Hydrogen Flames.

The key responsibilities and duties are to plan, design and safely conduct experiments on the structure and behaviour of turbulent hydrogen flames. The activities will include imaging fluorescence and Rayleigh scattering, particle image velocimetry and stimulated Raman measurements. The role holder will process and analyse the results after reading and understanding the latest literature on the methods and questions posed; prepare presentations for discussion with the local and partner research group at Newcastle University; to plan, prepare and write publications for journals and conferences, in communication with members of the group; and to advise and train incoming PhD students on experimental and analytical methods, as well as safe working methods.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role include having (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or a related field, with a focus on experimental work in optical diagnostics. A proven record of independent designing and operation of lab-scale experimental equipment, including optical and flow systems, and ideally, reacting flow systems. Demonstrated capabilities in the delivery of analysis of experimental results, including relevant understanding of uncertainties on experiments, as relevant to optical diagnostics. Understanding of relevant properties of materials, including chemical/physical thermodynamics are desirable. Alternatively, experience with microscopy or particle characterisation may also be of interest. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including day-to-day interaction with technicians, scientists and PhD students in training. Superior technical presentation and written communication skills required.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. 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 Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,929 - £32,348 Research Associate: £34,308 - £42,155

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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