Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

June 7, 2022


Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location: Boldrewood Campus Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 per annum Full Time Fixed Term (until 28/06/2024) Closing Date: Tuesday 07 June 2022 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 1800122DA

You will join our Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory. You will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Symon on the project “Augmenting flow simulations with experimental data to improve aerodynamic efficiency”. The aim of this research is to data-assimilate experimental measurements of three-dimensional velocity fields around a model vehicle to improve simulation-based predictions of mean flow quantities. The improved mean flow field will be used to design a control strategy that reduces drag using synthetic jets on the vehicle. There will also be opportunities to supervise post-graduate students and to get involved in other projects in fluid mechanics in the fields of reduced-order modelling, flow control, wall-bounded turbulence, and diagnostics development.

The AFM research group is comprised of experts in theoretical, computational and experimental fluid mechanics 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 and collaborative team of other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students working in different areas of fluid mechanics ranging from environmental flows to biomedical applications.

You will have or be close to completing a PhD in aerodynamics of fluid mechanics. Experience with experimental work is critical; knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication of models is desirable. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and presentations, are essential.

Please contact Dr Sean Symon ( for further details about the position.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non- essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

subject to qualifying criteria

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.

You should submit your completed online application form at https: // The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803, or email Please quote reference 1800122DA on all correspondence.

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