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Job Record #17794
TitleProduct Development Engineer (KTP Associate)
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerUniversity of Exeter/Torin-Sifan Ltd
LocationUnited Kingdom, Devon, Exeter
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The post

An exciting opportunity has become available to work on a 24-month Knowledge 
Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Exeter and Torin-Sifan Ltd. 
The KTP will focus on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and related 
methods, to model and optimise the efficiency and acoustic noise characteristics 
of impellers and housings, used in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
(HVAC) systems.

The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Exeter and will 
be based at Torin-Sifan’s premises in Swindon.

Company Information:

Torin-Sifan designs and manufactures highly efficient AC and EC motors, 
motorised impellers and fans for the residential and commercial HVAC 
manufacturing markets worldwide. More information about Torin-Sifan can be found 

About you

You will have a strong first-class degree in a highly numeric or scientific-
computing based subject (such as physics, engineering or mathematics) and 
computer programming skills; ideally with experience in C++, with the ability to 
modify open source code (such as OpenFOAM).  With a hands-on approach (i.e. a 
willingness to test practical systems) and strong interest in the application of 
modelling techniques to real world applications, you will also have the ability 
to communicate complex information to a diverse range of audiences, both orally 
and in writing as well as the ability to gather, understand, analyse and extract 
key elements from complex data sets (for example large amounts of experimental 

You will be able to work independently, manage and carry out appropriate 
research and respond to enquiries and requests for information from KTP partners 
and other relevant parties (such as patent attorneys). An aptitude for the 
commercial aspects of the work being undertaken is required; candidates who are 
able to demonstrate commercial experience will be at a distinct advantage. 
Candidates must be able to demonstrate an initial understanding of customer 
requirements and eventual market uptake.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full 
details of this role.


A £5,400 training budget with 10% of your working time dedicated to personal 
Opportunity to gain business experience in a cutting edge, customer focused 
commercial organisation.
Opportunity to develop world beating CFD models and see them used in practical 
commercial applications.
The successful applicant will develop a wide range of industrial and research 
skills for their future career, utilising the skills and knowledge of company 
supervisors, as well as benefitting from continuous academic support.
There may be an opportunity to register for a higher degree.
41 days leave per year
The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive 
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher 
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). 
We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold 
rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer 
a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued 
as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all 
members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard 
through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena 
SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall 
Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all 
applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications 
from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable 
adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Prof Gavin Tabor, Professor of 
Computational Fluid Dynamics, email

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, first round interviews are expected to 
take via Teams/Zoom. Due to the nature of the role, we will only shortlist 
candidates who clearly demonstrate their suitability for this role via a 
covering letter and/or personal statement.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17794 when responding to this ad.
NameProf Gavin Tabor
Email ApplicationYes
AddressHarrison Building,
North Park Road
Record Data:
Last Modified10:07:33, Monday, May 16, 2022

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