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Job Record #16889
TitleCFD Research Associate/Fellow
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerUniversity of Nottingham
LocationUnited Kingdom, Nottingham
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, January 22, 2021
Applications are invited for a researcher to lead computational fluid dynamics 
(CFD) modelling within an EU Cleansky 2 project ‘SilentProp’.  SilentProp is a 
multi-institutional research project focused on delivering key technical 
advancements to the EU aerospace sector that will advance knowledge of 
distributed electric propulsion (DEP) aircraft noise.  The vision is to use 
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and far-field noise prediction methods to 
investigate novel design concepts for noise control.

A key part of the research is to perform ambitious and state-of-the-art high 
fidelity simulations to assess and inform propulsion concepts.   This will 
include the use of large eddy simulation (LES) and hybrid Reynolds Averaged 
Navier-Stokes (RANS) – LES methodologies.  In addition, design concepts will be 
assessed and improved using far-field noise predictive methods using input 
generated by high-fidelity CFD.  The CFD simulations will compliment a detailed 
experimental program being performed at partner institutions.  As such this is a 
highly collaborative project and will involve working with other academic 
institutions and industry.

The successful candidate will join the Gas Turbines and Transmissions Research 
Centre (G2TRC) within the Faculty of Engineering as part of a team of 
researchers involved in CFD modelling activities across a wide range of project 
and application areas.  They will primarily work in close collaboration another 
university who are undertaking the experimental studies in this project.  For 
the proposed activities an experienced researcher will bring significant CFD 
practice and acoustic simulation experience.  Experience of CFD modelling using 
Fluent or similar software and modelling of aircraft propulsion systems would be 
very attractive.

Candidates must hold a Degree, or equivalent in a relevant area and a PhD or 
equivalent (or be shortly due to complete) in engineering, applied mathematics 
or a related subject area, with a major component in using Computational Fluid 
Dynamics. Key to the success of the application will be the ability of the 
applicant to demonstrate that they can undertake complex and high-fidelity CFD 
studies. Practical application of CFD in particular, acoustic simulations, and 
meshing systems.  The ability to work in a team, and interact professionally 
with collaborators is essential as this project will operate in close 
collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available immediately and will be 
offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Job share 
arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Richard Jefferson-Loveday: Please note that applications sent 
directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive 
community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and 
beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental 
to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, 
Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer 
our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from 
January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of 
immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. 
For more information follow this link
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NameRichard Jefferson-Loveday
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