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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbulent Reacting Spray Model Development and Implementation


Standard Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155 per annum

Closing date

Feb 06, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Thermal Propulsion System Research Group (TPSRG: ) at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for 12 months or until 31 March 2024. The position serves the Oxford TPSRG and Convergent Science, where the aim is to broaden the impact of research from TPSRG and help build a more open-source data platform to showcase the research excellence within the TPSRG. You will be responsible for the development, validation, and implementation of advanced turbulent reactive spray models. Additional duties also include constructing a database from previous research activities in TPSRG and making it available to the wider community. The candidate will be working closely with Professor Felix Leach, Dr Leo Fang and external research associates within the Convergent Science research and development team.


You should possess a relevant PhD/DPhil in engineering, computational sciences, physical sciences, or mathematics, together with sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within an established research program. Previous novel numerical model development experience (particularly CMC-based models and spray sub-models) within Converge or OpenFoam environment is essential to this job.


Additional information can be found in the job description. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Felix Leach ( or Dr Leo Fang ( ).


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Only online applications received before midday on **6 February 2023 **can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, 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.


Keywords: CFD, combustion, autoignition, CMC, CSE, Spray modelling, Converge

Contact name

Professor Felix Leach

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