POSTDOCTORAL REASEARCH ASSOCIATE IN COMPUTATIONS OF TURBULENT COMBUSTION
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE, MECHANICAL AND MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
REFERENCE NO. 1385/0614
• Join a research group of international reputation and contribute to the
solution of the global energy problem
• Contribute to advancing capabilities of computing turbulent flames and
optimising design of engines, turbines, burners and other energy thermal systems
• Full-time, fixed term for 3 years
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding
global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300
permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Turbulent Combustion in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Engineering. The emphasis will be on the numerical simulation of turbulent
flames using detailed chemical kinetics and a range of fuels including liquid
fuels as well as solid particles such as biomass. The position is supported by
the Australian Research Council (ARC) through projects aimed at developing an
improved understanding of the interactions between turbulence, chemistry and
fuel particles including sprays. The long term objective is to develop
efficient, low-polluting combustion devices for power conversion.
Applications are sought from candidates with a PhD in Engineering or Science,
or a related discipline. Applicants should have excellent proven skills in the
fields of numerical combustion and/or chemical kinetics developments.
Experience in large eddy simulations, sub-grid scale modelling, and the
development and reduction of chemical kinetic mechanisms would be useful. A
basic knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, combustion, turbulence, and
heat transfer is assumed.
The Clean Combustion Group at the University of Sydney has an international
reputation in the field of turbulent combustion, combustion modelling and
advanced laser diagnostics. Specific research issues include the combustion of
bio-fuels, turbulence-chemistry interactions in flames ranging from fully
premixed to stratified and non-premixed, auto-ignition of both gaseous and
liquid fuels, combustion safety in deflagrations, oxy-combustion and quenching
of radicals on solid surfaces. Burners developed by the group are now
established as international benchmarks for the development and validation of
numerical tools in combustion.
Within the Clean Combustion Group, experimental and numerical projects are
conducted in parallel providing a platform for continuous development and
validation. The Clean Combustion Laboratory is one of a handful of laboratories
around the world with advanced laser diagnostics capabilities such as high
speed PIV and high speed LIF (10kHz) as well as standard PIV, LDV, PDA, Raman,
Rayleigh and LIF. Computational capabilities include large eddy simulations,
probability density function and conditional moment closure approaches; as well
as more standard RANS based methods.
The position is full-time, fixed term for three years subject to a satisfactory
probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved
superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. In line
with ARC’s requirements for Chief Investigators in ARC grants, you must be able
to legally work in Australia for the duration of the grant/award/fellowship.
Further information can be obtained from Professor A.R. Masri on +61 2 9351
2288 or at email@example.com or Dr Matthew Cleary on +61 2 9351 2346
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remuneration package: up to $98k p.a. (consisting of a base salary, leave
loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). Some
assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available for
the successful appointee if required. Level of appointment will be commensurate
with experience and qualifications.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers
website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number
for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 29 August 2014 (11:30PM Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity
and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are
encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase
the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the
institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
descent are encouraged.
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