Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Performance Computing for CFD
Department of Engineering Science, Oxford Thermofluids Institute, Southwell
Building, Osney Mead, Oxford
We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant to join the numerical analysis
group research group at the Department of Engineering Science in Osney. The
post is funded by Rolls-Royce and is fixed-term to December 2022 with
extensions considered, subject to additional funding.
Modern CPUs contain features to improve throughput without increasing clock
frequency and power consumption. Such features include vector registers and
multiple cache levels. Many of these features, however, are not easily
accessible and require a judicious management of operation flow and memory
layout. Your role will be to develop a sophisticated and well validated CFD
software in collaboration with a large industrial sponsor to expose the
performance benefits of modern CPUs. Your tasks will include:
- Conducting independent research into HPC techniques for CFD
- Publishing the results of your research and the research group
- Assist in the supervision of DPhil candidates enrolled on projects aligned
with your research
- Assist the group in coordinating publication activities such as guest
editing of journals to increase the impact of the research.
You should possess a DPhil in computer science or fluid mechanics and relevant
experience in the computation of turbomachinery flows in a research setting,
direct experience of modelling and simulation of viscous and inviscid flow,
experience of high-performance computing both from a development and a usage
point of view. Candidates holding a relevant degree/Masters and working on
PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience will be considered at Grade 6
(£29,614 - £35,326 p.a.).
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Luca di Mare (email:
For more information about working at the Department, see
Only online applications received before midday on 11th July 2022 can be
considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting
statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how
past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and
the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment
to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Contact Person : Prof Luca di Mare Vacancy ID : 158513
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 11-Jul-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary (£) : £33,309 - £40,927 per annum