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Job Record #17223
TitleCFD Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerUniversity of Nottingham
LocationUnited Kingdom, Nottingham
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, August 03, 2021
Description:
Reference: ENG237421
Closing Date: Tuesday, 3rd August 2021
Job Type: Research
Department:Engineering
Salary: £27511 to £40322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum 
£30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

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 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 is a full-time (36.25 hour) 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: Richard.Jefferson-
Loveday@nottingham.ac.uk

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, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

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 download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17223 when responding to this ad.
NameRichard Jefferson-Loveday
EmailRichard.jefferson-loveday@nottingham.ac.uk
Email ApplicationNo
URLhttps://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG237421
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