Research Fellow - Fluid Mechanics
Application closing date
Faculty / School or Service
£33,806 - £42,800 per annum
As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in Fluid
Mechanics sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Paul Griffiths
(https: // pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/paul-griffiths) on a project
entitled “ Utilising a Naturally Occurring Drag Reduction Method”.
The project will investigate, theoretically, the idea that boundary-layer
flows can be actively controlled via biologically-inspired drag reduction
techniques observed operating in the natural world. The goal of the
investigation will be to develop mathematical techniques that can be used to
model the control of such flows with a specific focus on the ability to delay
the onset of turbulent transition.
The project will focus on the effect of non-Newtonian fluid injection on the
stability of boundary-layer flows. As such, it is expected that the successful
candidate will have advanced knowledge of hydrodynamic stability methods
and/or non-Newtonian flows. In addition to this, the successful candidate
should also be experienced in applying relevant numerical methods using
MATLAB, Python or C++ (or similar).
The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in Fluid Mechanics
with a proven track record of producing scientific output at the highest
level, as evidenced by high-quality journal publications. The Research Fellow
will work within the vibrant environment of the Fluid Dynamics group, part of
the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, at Coventry University. The
group conducts both fundamental and applied research in the fields of
stability, magneto hydrodynamics, turbulence and geophysical fluid dynamics as
well as other areas of fluid mechanics. In the REF2014, 84% of the group's
output, as part of the mathematics submission, was deemed ‘internationally
excellent' or ‘world-leading'.
Your academic development will be supported through Coventry University's
Early Career Researcher support programmes, alongside other researcher
development activities. Given the importance of public engagement activities
to this project, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to
complete the Royal Society's Media Training Skills course.
The post is fixed term until 4th May 2023. To apply please also include your
CV with a full publication list. For further information and for informal
enquires please contact Dr Paul Griffiths directly
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