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School of Engineering and Materials Science


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We currently have 1 vacancy:

Postdoctoral Research Assistsant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £32,956 - £36,677 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL14120
Date posted: 20-Feb-2018
Closing date: 05-Mar-2018

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The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in numerical modelling to work on an interdisciplinary project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

The project seeks to develop an accurate computational model of the hydrodynamics of aggregates (flocs) suspended in aquatic environments, such as rivers and estuaries. The construction of the model will be based on state-of-the-art 3D nanoimaging of the multiscale floc structures. The project gives the candidate the opportunity to produce high-impact scientific work at the interface between fluid mechanics, nanoscale imaging, and environmental earth sciences.

The project will be co-supervised by Dr Lorenzo Botto ( and Dr A. Bushby (School of Engineering and Materials Science) and by Professor K. Spencer (School of Geography), and will benefit from the involvement of HR Wallingford, an engineering and environmental hydraulics consultancy firm.

The School of Geography at Queen Mary is internationally recognized for its theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded and politically-engaged research and remains one of the top departments for geography and environmental studies in the UK. SEMS is similarly highly regarded for the quality of its scientific output. QMUL is part of the Russell Group of elite, research-intensive UK universities.

The candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related subjects, will have excellent numerical code writing ability and a strong background in computational multiphase fluid mechanics (as applied, for example, to porous media flows, particulate flows, or similar) or computational soft matter. While the project is numerical, prior experience with or interest in working alongside experimentalists is desirable.

The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 22.5 months (subject to availability of funds). The starting date is as soon as possible. The salary range is £32,956 - £36,677 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and defined benefit pension scheme.

The position is open to international applicants. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 5 March 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly afterwards.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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