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Job Record #18285
TitleResearch Fellow in Multi-Disciplinary Analysis and Optimisation
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Southampton
LocationUnited Kingdom, Southampton
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, March 14, 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 industrial and academic partners. The aim of this 
position is to perform multi-disciplinary analysis and optimisation of derived 
and novel aircraft configurations using a monolithic architecture by taking full 
advantage of fast aerodynamic tools (medium fidelity and data-driven approaches) 
coupled with structural dynamics tools. There will also be opportunities to 
supervise post-graduate students and to get involved in other projects in the 
fields of data-driven aerodynamic models and aircraft design development. 

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 multi-disciplinary optimisation 
of fixed/rotary wing aircraft. Experience with developing models and methods for 
fixed/rotary wing aircraft optimisation is critical. Experience with SU2, or 
other aerodynamic analysis tools (medium to high fidelity preferred), and 
machine learning (pytorch, tensorflow), 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. 

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 Sian Gale 
(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email 
Please quote reference 2081822DA-R on all correspondence.

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the 
University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. 
Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from 
different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of 
possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We 
welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to 
play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 
Contact Information:
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NameAndrea Da Ronch
Email ApplicationYes
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