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Job Record #18284
TitleResearch fellow in Multirotor Aerodynamics
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Southampton
LocationUnited Kingdom, Southampton
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, March 07, 2023
You will join the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) Research Group at the 
University of Southampton. You will be working under the supervision of Dr 
Andrea Da Ronch on the project “Out of Cycle Next Generation Highly Efficient 
Air Transport (ONEheart)”. The project is a large, national effort led by Airbus 
Operations Ltd with several industr ial and academic partners. The aim of this 
postdoctoral research position is to investigate the strong aerodynamic and 
aeroelastic interaction of multiple rotors with the wing, and the development of 
suitable design tools for aircraft design. There will also be opportunities to 
supervise post-graduate students and to get involved in other projects in the 
fields of reduced-order modelling via machine learning and aircraft design 

The AFM research group is comprised of experts in theoretical, computational and 
experimental methods and our aim is to provide an environment in which these 
different approaches can be combined and focused on particular topics of 
practical importance. You will join a vibrant team of other postdoctoral 
researchers and graduate students working in different areas of aerospace and 
aeronautics, covering the entire spectrum of fidelity levels.

You will have or be close to completing a PhD in computational aerodynamics or 
aeroelasticity of fixed/rotary wing aircraft. Experience with developing 
aerodynamic models and methods for fixed/rotary wing aircraft is critical. 
Experience with SU2, or other aerodynamic analysis tools (medium to high 
fidelity preferred), and multibody tools, being comfortable with analysis tools 
such as MATLAB, Python, and high-performance computing are highly desirable. 
Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and 
presentations, are essential. 

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; 
holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays 
(closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work 
scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and 

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ 
continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.  
We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly 
including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have 
taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and 
onsite childcare facilities.  

Please contact Dr Andrea Da Ronch ( for further details 
about the position. 

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or 
nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research 
Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being 
awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the 
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Janice Poon 
(HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  
Please quote reference 2071422DA-R on all correspondence.
Contact Information:
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NameAndrea Da Ronch
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