Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose
You will contribute to a project titled “UNSflow: A low-order, open-source solver for problems that involve unsteady and nonlinear fluid dynamics,” working with Dr. Kiran Ramesh (PI). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in unsteady aerodynamics and computational modelling. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.
  2. Contribute to the development of vortex-based numerical models for simulation of unsteady flows, and help maintain a GitHub repository.
  3. Engage in impact activities for the project such as maintaining user interface for the codes developed, updating website, writing blogs/posts, and creating publicity/demonstration videos.
  4. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  5. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow’s Aerospace Sciences Division, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.
  6. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
  7. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
  8. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  9. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
  10. Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
  11. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.

These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 12 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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