Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of Thermoacoustics in Annular Combustors

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

A position exists for a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, to work on adjoint sensitivity analysis of thermoacoustics in annular combustors as part of ANNULIGHT (http://www.ntnu.edu/annulight). The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The project is to derive the adjoint equations of Helmholtz solvers with distributed heat release and acoustic impedance boundary conditions and validate with finite difference calculations, and to implement the adjoint equations in an existing 3D Helmholtz solver (AVSP).

The key responsibilities are to: work towards the project's objectives; present and publish research; manage own research and administrative activities; communicate technical material; liaise with colleagues; attend group meetings and training schools in Europe and attend secondments to partners.

Requirements: clear written and spoken English; background in Acoustics, Fluid Mechanics, or Numerical Analysis; experience in numerical methods and programming.

Candidates can be of any nationality. The candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Candidates must be in their first 4 years of their research career and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.  The 4 years are counted from the date a degree was obtained which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate. Please refer to the HR7/Further Information for more details.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related area.

The successful candidate will be expected to register for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Salary: €44895.96 + Allowances (GBP converted equivalent).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14641. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the online application. Any un-requested additional documents will not be considered. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

For specific questions about the role, please see http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~mpj1001/MJ_jobs.html or contact Professor Matthew Juniper, email: mpj1001@cam.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mrs Kate Graham, email: kag1000@cam.ac.uk, Tel: +44 01223 766805.

Please quote reference NM13005 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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