Research Fellow (73067-116)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Fixed term contract until 14 April 2018 initially.

You will work on Warwick’s part of the EPSRC funded joint project on “Integrated safety strategies for on-board hydrogen storage systems”. The collaborative project between three institutions aims to develop novel safety strategies and engineering solutions to increase the fire resistance of onboard hydrogen storage systems.

You will conduct consequence analysis of potential fires in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as well as fire attacks from adjacent vehicles (including gasoline vehicles). You will carry out finite element analysis to simulate the response of hydrogen cylinders to external fires, and be expected to deal with problems that may affect the achievement of project objectives and deadlines.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in the subject area of fire modelling or numerical combustion and will have sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and research methods and techniques to work within the research project. You will be able to evidence academic achievement in related research areas to the project such as computational fluid dynamics techniques especially large eddy simulation, numerical combustion and finite element analysis, as well as outstanding problem-solving skills with a self-motivated and proactive approach to work.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to: Professor Jennifer Wen, jennifer.wen@warwick.ac.uk.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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