Research Associate / Fellow in Experimental Aerodynamics and Flow Control

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate / Fellow in Experimental Aerodynamics and Flow Control (Fixed term)

Reference:ENG149920

Closing Date:Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Job Type:Research

Department:Engineering

Salary:£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a 12 months fixed term Research Fellow post situated in the Engineering Faculty, the University of Nottingham.

This post will be part of the consortium for the project WingPulse supported by Cleansky and Airbus. The project offers a pioneering research in experimental aerodynamics, active flow control, machine learning and their application to drag reduction with very low actuation energy on the next generation of aircraft.  

The researcher will focus on the development of methods to optimise pulsed-jet flow control actuations, perform wind tunnel tests using qualitative and quantitative measurement techniques and engage with an ambitious and active research group. 

Candidates must have an understanding, and preferably direct experience, of one or more of the following areas:

·        fluid mechanics

·        experimental aerodynamics

·        active flow control

Candidates must hold a PhD (or about to obtain) or equivalent in the area of experimental aerodynamics or fluid mechanics.They should have significant knowledge in experimental aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, active flow control, and writing papers in top journals. They should be confident, have excellent R&D and communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 1 year. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job shanre arrangements may be consisdered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Mark Jabbal: mark.jabbal@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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