Research Associate in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Seaweed Dislodgement and Transportation Near Power Stations

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Closing Date: 31/10/2016.
Employment Type: Fixed Term.
Duration: 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2017.
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate: School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering.
Division: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Hours Per week: 1 FTE.
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location: Sackville Street, Manchester.
Job Reference: S&E-09022.

You will join the Modelling and Simulation Centre in the coastal and offshore engineering research group, which brings together leading numerical modelling expertise in all areas of engineering and fluid mechanics. Your role will be focused on using and developing the TELEMAC software suite (TELEMAC2D & TOMOWAC) to model seaweed ingress into cooling water intakes of power stations and contribute to developments of open-source software provided by EDF group and the University of Manchester.

In particular you will be working closely with EDF engineers who are permanently based at the EDF R&D Centre in London. There will be strong links with existing groups with the University. You will be encouraged to play a part in developing these collaborations.

You will work as part of a large and growing research team at Manchester recognized for their leading research in hydrodynamic modelling. You will collaborate closely with EDF, with international research partners such as the EDF R&D France and EDF R&D UK centre.

You will have research expertise in computational fluid dynamics as applied in the TELEMAC2D and TOMOWAC software and you will have good knowledge and experience of modelling seaweed ingress into cooling water intakes. You will have good knowledge of seaweed types and seasonality variations. You will have good experience of interacting with industrial engineers and external stakeholders. You will have a PhD degree in numerical modelling of coastal hydrodynamics, or equivalent experience, and a developing track record writing confidential reports and research outputs in terms of journal and conference publications. In addition, you will also have experience in high performance computing and managing large simulations. 

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Benedict Rogers


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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