Research Assistant/Associate in High-Order Computational Fluid Dynamics

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London.   The role will involve i.) developing mathematical algorithms for high-order simulation of turbulent flows, ii.) implementation of the algorithms in PyFR (www.pyfr.org) for a range of many-core hardware platforms, and iii.) application of the algorithms to solve currently intractable industrial flow problems. The...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00808
  • Date posted 8 April 2019
  • Closing date 12 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London.

 

The role will involve i.) developing mathematical algorithms for high-order simulation of turbulent flows, ii.) implementation of the algorithms in PyFR (www.pyfr.org) for a range of many-core hardware platforms, and iii.) application of the algorithms to solve currently intractable industrial flow problems. The Research Assistant/Associate will form part of a highly motivated team. There will be significant opportunities for travel, and for close interaction with world-leading academic/industrial project partners in both the UK and the USA.

Duties and responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking a program of world leading research
  • Presenting research at national and international conferences
  • Publishing research in leading journals
  • Managing a software development program
  • Helping manage a team of PhD students
  • Engaging with academic/industrial project partners

Essential requirements

Required knowledge and skills include:

 

  • Programming in Python, C++, CUDA, OpenCL
  • Parallel programming with MPI
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • High-order numerical methods

 

In addition:

Research Associate – Must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods development, parallel programming or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

Research Assistant – Should be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods development, parallel programming or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

Further information

*Please note - this post is available immediately with a latest start date of 23 September 2019.

 

Enquiries regarding the position can be made directly to Dr Peter Vincent (p.vincent@imperial.ac.uk).

Should you have any queries regarding the Recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.