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We currently have 2 vacancies:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17530
Date posted: 25-Feb-2019
Closing date: 25-Mar-2019

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is among the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

Optimal Radial Machinery Design using Adjoint CFD

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant working under the supervision of Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller in the School of Engineering & Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, as part of a project with industry focusing on the development of an effective numerical optimisation method for radial turbomachinery components.

Radial turbomachinery components such as in use in automotive turbochargers are currently designed and optimized by relying significantly on CFD and numerical optimization techniques. This project focuses on further improving the capabilities of design optimization algorithms in collaboration with an industrial client. The in-house Queen Mary, University of London unstructured adjoint CFD solver STAMPS will be enhanced to include variable geometry aspects of radial turbo-machines, including the development of mixing planes and variable geometry diffusors. The researcher is expected to validate his/her developments in the CFD flow and adjoint solver against experimental results and related studies. The successful candidate will conduct several gradient-based optimsations of radial compressors to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.

The successful applicant should have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with research experience in development of numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics. Experience with Numerical Optimisation, Automatic Differentiation, CAD, knowledge of turbomachinery flows and their discretisation, working with larger programming packages and High Performance Computing is desirable.

The post is full time and fixed term for 15 months and is available from May 2019 with a salary of £33,615 per annum. The post is funded by an industry research grant.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave and pension scheme.

Additional Information

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller via email to j.mueller@qmul.ac.uk 

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click the link below.

Interviews are anticipated to be held soon after the closing date. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.

Closing date for applications 25 March 2019.

Details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science can found at http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/

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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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 - £37,411 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17985
Date posted: 19-Mar-2019
Closing date: 19-Apr-2019

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Overview:

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is among the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The PDRA will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team involving clinicians (Prof Anna David, UCLH, Prof Jan Deprest, Leuven and UCL), material scientists (Prof Alvaro Mata, QMUL) and biologists (Prof David Becker, Singapore). Prof David Becker holds several patents with CoDa Therapeutics for the Cx43 antisense technology and this company will support the proposed work to demonstrate efficacy.

The PDRA will undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of Dr Tina Chowdhury in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme funded by Sparks entitled “bioengineering therapies to repair fetal membrane defects”. 

The overall aims and objectives of the programme are as follows.

To (1) generate bioactive membranes with natural, non-toxic sealants that are (2) reinforced with biomaterials to enhance adhesiveness, flexibility and strength and (3) promote tissue regeneration in the fetal membrane by manipulation of Cx43.

More information about the project can be found on the Job Profile

The post is full time and fixed term for 21 months and is available from May 2019, start date to be arranged. The post is funded by an industry research grant with a salary range from £33,615 - £37,411 per annum depending on experience.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Additional Information

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Tina Chowdhury via email to t.t.chowdhury@qmul.ac.uk

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click the link below.

Closing date for applications is 19 April 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Details about the School of Engineering and Materials Science can found at http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/

Interviews are anticipated to be held soon after the closing date. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.

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.

 

Apply online