Applications are invited for a fully funded 2 year postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to be conducted in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in the University of Manchester. This post is part of a large collaborative project involving the University of Manchester, University of Cambridge and Unilever and aims to develop an understanding of non-Newtonian fluids used in formulated home and personal care products. By combining theoretical and experimental methods, the project will obtain an understanding of the coupled evolution between complex fluids and their processing history.
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to develop and implement stress transport approaches for the modelling of complex viscoelastic fluids. The researcher will work closely with colleagues in multiscale modelling, neutron/X-ray scattering and process analytics. You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the project objectives, with a strong background in fluid mechanics; proficiency in programming is also required. It is desirable that candidates have expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) computational fluid dynamics; (ii) complex / non-Newtonian fluids; (iii) multiscale modelling. Candidates who have experience of working in a multidisciplinary project and working with industry will be particularly welcome.
You should have proven ability to work independently, possess strong mathematical and data analysis skills, and be able to present results in an effective manner. You should be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines and industrial partners. Good written and oral communication skills are also essential.
The post will be available for a period of 24 months.
The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/equality-diversity/awards/athena-swan/.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Robert Prossers
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date