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Job Record #15454
Title2 PhD Candidates in CFD Development
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerNUMECA International
LocationSpain, Madrid
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
In the framework of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate 
(EID) program H2020, project ASIMIA, NUMECA and the School of Aeronautics - 
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (ETSIAE-UPM)  are looking for 2 PHD 
Candidates in CFD Development.

* What is the opportunity?

The PhD topics are oriented at the capabilities of current aerodynamic based 
High Order Methods (HOM) for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Description of the 2 PhD positions: 
A. Multiphase Flows with High Order Methods
B. Advanced turbulence modelling for HOM-CFD for RANS, URANS and hybrid 
RANS-LES methodologies for complex aerodynamic flows

The PhD candidates will be required to spend half of the time in Madrid, at 
the School of Aeronautics - Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (ETSIAE-UPM), 
in the Applied Mathematics department and the other half in Brussels at 

* Requirements

Mandatory technical skills and experience:
- Degree in engineering, aeronautics, applied mathematics or physics, or 
equivalent expertise: MEng or MSc grade and less than 4 years of full time 
research experience (entitled to enter in a PhD programme)
- Excellent computational skills and interest in CFD programming (e.g. C++, 
Fortran) and fluid modelling are expected
- Familiarity with multiphase flows and turbulence modelling is not required 
but would be an asset

Language skills:
- Fluent English language is a prerequisite for the role. 
- French, Spanish and Dutch are a plus.

You should be highly motivated and dynamic, have good communication and 
analytical skills, be a stress-resistant problem solver, and be a team 
player able to meet the highest quality standards. 

* What do we offer?

The position includes a very competitive 3 year scholarship based on 
European project standards. (1.5 years under a contract in Belgium and 1.5 
years in Spain under a contract with School of Aeronautics - Universidad 
Politechnica of Madrid (ETSIAE-UPM). We also offer to work in a stimulating, 
young and multicultural environment. 

* How to apply?

Please send cover letter and resume plus relevant technical papers, reports, 
references, etc. to Indicate clearly the reference job 
number: DEV18-10 and your preferred job position (A or B).

Both teams, at UPM and NUMECA have a strong background in Computational 
Fluid Dynamics, high order methods, multi-physics and High-Performance 

NUMECA Int., a worldwide operating CFD software company, develops 
engineering flow simulation software widely used by engineers and designers 
in a large range of fluid engineering applications, from  Aerospace, Power 
Generation, Energy to Race Cars and Ships. NUMECA has its headquarters in 
Brussels (Belgium), subsidiaries in San Francisco (USA), Mons (Belgium), 
Tokyo (Japan), Bangalore (India), Beijing (China) and Hong-Kong and is 
active worldwide through its network of agents and partners in Asia, Europe 
and America.

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest 
Spanish technical University, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 
48.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates in 21 Schools of 
study. UPM Schools cover most of engineering disciplines, including 
Aeronautics. The School of Aeronautics ETSIAE-UPM is one the best schools of 
engineering in Spain and the oldest providing an aeronautical degree. 
ETSIAE-UPM was ranked 41st of the world in Shanghai’s ranking for 
aeronautical engineering in 2017. The Dept. of Applied Mathematics at 
ETSIAE-UPM ( offers a young dynamic 
environment, where currently 12 PhD students and 20 academics perform 
research in fluids and numerical methods.
Contact Information:
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NameValentine Dehem
Email ApplicationYes
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