RAEng/Howden Postdoctoral Research Associate

City, University of London
February 27, 2024
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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”


The Centre for Compressor Technology in the Department of Engineering, School of Science and Technology, City, University of London is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the project to develop modelling techniques for twin screw vacuum pumps. The post is initially offered for one year with possibility to extend subject to exceptional track record of the candidate in research, publications and support in teaching and consultancy


The main responsibilites of a succesful candidate will be to conduct experimental, analytical and computational studies on rotary positive displacement machines with particular focus on conjugate heat transfer in leakage gaps of these machines

Other areas of contribution will be in research administration, dissemination of research findings to conferences, journals and funding bodies, protection of IP and commercialisation activities and some limited teaching.

Person Specification

The post holder should have a relevant PhD in Mechanical Engineering, preferably in positive displacement rotary machines. The post holder should have experience in research in the areas of numerical and experimental methods in thermal power systems. Good understanding of solid fluid interaction in rotating machinery is required.

Prior experience in modelling and experimental work on rotary machines is desireable.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 27th February 2024 at 11:59pm.

For an informal discussion please contact Ahmed Kovacevic via [email protected]

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