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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Hypersonics


Standard Grade 7: £ 36,024 - £ 44,263 per annum

Closing date

Jun 18, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Hypersonics research group at the Department of Engineering Science Osney and is fixed-term for 24 months, with potential further extension, subject to confirmed funding.


The post-holder will undertake development and testing of experimental wind tunnel model/s in the Oxford High Speed Facilities, the T6 Stalker Tunnel and the High Density Tunnel, both of which are UK National Wind Tunnel Facilities. You will be responsible for the design of test articles as well as their instrumentation, undertaking post-experiment analysis and reporting of the results in technical reports for sponsors, internal seminars,  and at international symposia.


You should possess a PhD/Dphil (or be near completion) in a relevant field and have sufficient relevant experience. You should be motivated to work in a dynamic environment, have an ability to self-manage, and be driven to support research within the wider group, liaising with external sponsors as required.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Matthew McGilvray  (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on 18th June 2024 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

Matthew McGilvray

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