Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Deposition Within Gas Turbines


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Aug 14, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gas Turbine Deposition to join the Particulate research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford Thermofluids Institute, Oxford, Osney Mead). The post is fixed-term for 2 years with funding provided by Rolls Royce.

The project will include, but not limited to, the commissioning and undertaking of experiments and development of numerical tools for particulate deposition in gas turbine flows. There is also an opportunity for you to be involved in work for high temperature accretion for sand and dust and also low temperature ice crystal icing. The appointee will be able to work closely with research students.

You should possess a doctorate in a relevant field or be near completion with experience in experiments and simulations of particulate transport and deposition. You should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a collaborative project. Good organisational skills and the ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience are also required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Matthew McGilvray (

You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 14 August 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

Matthew McGilvray

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