Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Mechanics


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Apr 01, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Mechanics to join Oxford University's Impact Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Engineering Science (Begbroke Science Park).

The “Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Engineering Systems” (ASiMoV) Prosperity Partnership is a ground-breaking 5-year project that seeks to develop the next generation of engineering simulation and modelling techniques, with the aim of developing the world's first high-fidelity simulation of a complete gas-turbine engine during operation. It will require breakthroughs across the simulation domain (mathematics, algorithms, software, security and computer architectures) and uniquely combines fundamental engineering and computational science research to address a challenge that is well beyond the capabilities of today's state-of-the-art.

You will improve, enhance and integrate a new multi-scale method aimed at modelling the response of multi-body systems and heterogeneous materials subjected to impact loading, such as those imposed during bird strike and fan blade containment. As Postdoctoral Research Assistant, you will also drive the technical strategy on the implementation of the new methodology.

You should possess a PhD/DPhil and relevant experience in computational mechanics or scientific computing. Strong theoretical background in continuum mechanics and numerical analysis is also required. Having experience in publishing and development software is highly desirable.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Mattia Montanari ( and/or Professor Nik Petrinic (

For more information about working at the Department see:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how your past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 1 April 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Nik Petrinic

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