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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Fluid Dynamics


Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date

May 20, 2022 12:00PM



Previous applicants need not reapply.


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The post is funded by a CBET-EPSRC grant and is fixed term to 31 March 2023, with the possibility of an extension if further funds are approved.


You will oversee the development of experiments within the topic of drop deposition, impact and splashing, focusing on aspects of dynamic wetting and asymmetric instabilities. 


You should possess or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in physics, engineering, or  applied mathematics/computing. You should have expertise in (a) the design, construction, and execution of experiments related to drop impact and splashing, (b) in visual imaging and quantitative analysis via image processing, and (c) able to suggest ideas for future directions and projects. Excellent communication skills are essential as is a strong publication record.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. A.A. Castrejon-Pita  (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on the 20th May 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, including 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.


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

Contact name

Prof. A.A. Castrejon-Pita

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