Job offer in england Research Associate in Fluid Mechanics at University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield – Faculty of Engineering – Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 8 months
Working Pattern: 100% FTE


Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Fluid Mechanics. The project is part of a large H2020 programme involving major Universities, Institutions and Aerospace Industries in Europe and China. The objective of the research project is to study the reduction of turbulent boundary-layer drag for aerospace applications through an open-loop method.

You will have a PhD or post-doc (or have equivalent experience) in numerical fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, preferably some experience in DNS or LES. You will also have excellent knowledge of wall-bounded turbulent flows and (desirable) flow control techniques and programming skills in Fortran or any other high level language as well as deep understanding of numerical simulations to solve fluid mechanics problems. You will work within a coordinated team of investigators working on wall-bounded flow problems within the Department of Mechanical Engineering on a fixed term contract for 8 months.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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