Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering

Northumbria University - Engineering and Environment

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in Mechanical Engineering. As a successful candidate, you will conduct research in the area of aero-elasticity for future generations of aero-engines. In particular, you develop a novel method to explore the mechanism of flutter and forced response in modern low pressure turbines.  You use a direct numerical simulation model as a computational wind tunnel, to investigate the effects of various sources of unsteadiness on the aero-elastic instabilities of blades. The numerical model will also be used to identify the relative merits and adequate working range of current low-fidelity numerical methods for modern LPT aeromechanical design and analysis.

This position is funded by an EPSRC research project grant and you will work with Dr Mohammad Rahmati (Principal Investigator) and will collaborate with Sherwin Lab (imperial College) and Osney lab (oxford).

The ideal candidate will have expertise in computational modelling, fluid dynamics and knowledge of turbo-machinery.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant discipline by the start of the project.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Mohammad Rahmati (Senior Lecturer) via email:

For more information about the role and to apply please visit –

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  01/02/2018                                                                           


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