Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Solidification Process

Brunel University London - Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) of the BCAST Department at Brunel University London. The position is for 3 years and the starting salary will be between £30,619 and £40,349 including London Allowance, depending on qualifications, experience and research track record.

BCAST is a speciality research institute focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the Future LiME Research Hub). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing.

We seek outstanding candidates for postdoctoral research in solidification process modelling, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics. The successful candidate will work on the development and numerical implementation of mathematical models to simulate fluid flow and the relevant phenomena, such as particle dispersion and macrosegregation, during melt conditioning and casting processes.

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in mathematical modelling and particularly in computational fluid dynamics. Experience with commercial software packages, such as FLUENT is essential. Experience in computer programming, cluster computing, operating systems and engineering software packages is highly desired. The candidate is also expected to be willing to interact with team members, contribute to their future and ongoing projects, and to offer support and assistance with the services of high performance computing at the VEC.

The successful candidates should have a PhD in metallurgy, mechanical engineering or a related field of science or engineering. The ability to work in a team and having good communication skills are essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. H. Assadi at

Closing date for applications: 27 December 2016

For further details and to apply please visit


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