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Job Record #12009
CategoryPostDoc Position
LocationAustralia, NSW, Sydney
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, August 29, 2014
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 or Dr Matthew Cleary on +61 2 9351 2346 
or at

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 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. 

© The University of Sydney

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