Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Gravity Currents (EST-096-LW)

University of Hull
December 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 24 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Gravity Currents Reference: EST-096-LW

Campus: Hull Faculty/Area: Institutes Subject Group/Team: Energy and Environment Institute Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and cover letter

The Energy and Environment Institute, within the University of Hull; is looking to recruit a PDRA (Fixed term for 24 months) to experimentally and numerically determine the interaction between downslope gravity currents and submarine infrastructure. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team addressing environmental and industrial fluid dynamics, under the direction of Dr Edward Skevington.

This project, supported by the Turbidites Research Group, University of Leeds (TRG: www. ), will examine the forces exerted on the infrastructure of the ever increasing interconnectivity of the modern world using a combination of experiments and simulations. The experiments will be performed in the Stratified Flow Facility: a new, globally unique experimental facility at the University of Hull. The principle output from the work will be an empirical model, useable for prediction and mitigation against damage and downtime of real-world infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with PhD students, support fluid-dynamics based research across the TRG (including Univ. Leeds, Univ. Hull and Univ. College Dublin) and develop independent research projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with on-going research across the University of Hull, including offshore renewable energy, flood risk and the bioeconomy.

Other requirements for this post include having extensive experience in modelling particle-laden flows or gravity-current dynamics. A PhD in engineering, mathematics, physics or a related discipline is essential and the candidate will have an established, or developing, research profile, including evidence of peer-reviewed publications. Experience in experimental fluid dynamics, numerical methods, supervision and mentoring of graduate students would be advantageous.

The post holder will lead the design and execution of gravity-current – infrastructure interaction. Through this research, the post-holder will interface as part of a larger interdisciplinary team. The position requires relevant theoretical, experimental, and/or numerical expertise to advance state-of-the-art understanding of gravity-current mechanics. In addition, the position requires excellent scientific communication, presentation and writing skills, as well as critical and analytical problem-solving skills.

In your covering letter please refer directly to the criteria given in the person specification below. Applications are assessed by the selection panel according to these criteria.

To discuss this role please contact Dr Edward Skevington: [email protected]

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