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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Numerical Simulation of Ice Accretion in Gas Turbines


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

Closing date

Mar 27, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant to join the Numerical Analysis research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Osney Mead). The post is funded by Rolls-Royce and is fixed-term to December 2023 with a possibility of further extension, subject to confirmed funding.


Ice accretion is a serious threat to civil aviation but also a challenging phenomenon to model. Recent progress in the field has advanced fundamental physical understanding of the phenomena at play but accurate predictions in realistic geometries remain difficult. You will be responsible for implementing and validating ice accretion models in a well established industrial CFD solver.  You will be responsible for liaising with our sponsor and for disseminating the results of your work. 


You should be in possession or be near completion of PhD or equivalent qualification in computational fluid dynamics or applied mathematics. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Luca di Mare  (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on 27 March 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.

Contact name

Prof Luca di Mare

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