Experimental Research Officer, Thermo-Fluids

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering is one of the most research active schools at City, both in terms of publication numbers and research income. The school contributed decisively to City's excellent results in The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an exercise to assess research quality at all UK higher education research institutions. The REF rated 75.7% of City's submissions as being of world-leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality. Almost identical percentages were obtained for research in the Department of Mathematics.

The Centre for Compressors Technology and the Turbomachinery Research Group within the Thermo-Fluid Research Centre at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering are seeking to appoint an Experimental Research Officer on a fixed term contract initially for 3 years. The job involves the development and construction of test rigs to support experimental work for research projects funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK and Industry in the areas of fluid machinery and thermodynamic cycles.

Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of a successful candidate will be to provide test rig design, construction and manufacturing solutions in support of research programmes, set up research test rigs and assist and advise academic staff and other researchers in performing the experimental part of the projects, maintenance of various types of laboratory plants and equipment and machine tools, support development, construction and testing of electronic and computer apparatus required for research purposes, install instrumentation on the test rigs and help researchers in conducting the experiments and undertake other technical work as specified by the principal investigators.

Person Specification
The post holder should a post graduate degree in Mechanical engineering equivalent subject or higher degree and should demonstrate competences in test rig development and construction.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

This position is fixed term for 24 months

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 2 January 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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