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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Hydrogen Modelling


Standard Grade 7: £36,204 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Nov 28, 2023 12:00PM


We seek a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hydrogen - Materials Modelling to join the Solid Mechanics and Materials group at the Dept. of Engineering Science in central Oxford. This fixed-term post is funded by Rolls-Royce PLC for 24 months.


You will develop new modelling approaches to predict the diffusion and accumulation of hydrogen in metals during thermo-mechanical cycling. These simulations will enable the assessment of hydrogen retention and its effect on mechanical components in hydrogen-fueled jet engines under development by Rolls-Royce PLC. You will be part of a dynamic multi-institutional team working on this challenge. 


You should have a strong background in materials modelling, ideally with experience developing user subroutines in ABAQUS. Programming experience in Fortran and Python, and experience using high performance computing are desirable. Excellent communication, management and team-working skills are essential.


 Informal enquiries may be addressed to Felix Hofmann ( 


 For more information about working at the Department, see Only online applications received before midday on 28th November 2023 can be considered. You will need to upload a cover letter that includes a brief statement of research interests (describing how your experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), your CV and details of two referees. 


 Additional actions - Hydrogen embrittlement Hydrogen diffusion Numerical simulation ABAQUS modelling Mechanical simulation

Contact name

Professor Felix Hofmann

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