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Knowledge Transfer Research Assistant

The University of Manchester - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th April 2019
Closes: 27th May 2019
Job Ref: S&E-13836

Job Reference : S&E-13836
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 27/05/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 6 months from commencement of contract

In preparation for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, the School of MACE is seeking to appoint a Knowledge Transfer Research Associate to prepare an Impact Case for Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). SPH has emerged in the past 20 years to revolutionise the world of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for engineering application. Conventional engineering simulation is dominated by techniques using a computational grid or mesh. This has prohibitive limitations for applications with large distortion occurring in violent flows or multi-phase mixing phenomena.  As a meshless simulation technique, SPH is being used for entirely new areas of application from laser cutting to nuclear sludge waste flows to multi-phase wave impact on offshore structures.  With the release of the open-source SPH code, DualSPHysics, SPH@Manchester has led the development of this field with 45,000 downloads worldwide, leading to new cost savings, increased capability, and new product development.

The successful candidate will understand how engineering companies use simulation software for fluid dynamics and incorporate new research into their activities. Excellent communication, planning, writing and curation skills are also needed in addition to a willingness to travel to visit stakeholders.

The School of MACE
The School of MACE is the largest engineering School within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. Manchester was the birthplace of the engineering discipline, and MACE has historical routes in the Institute of Mechanics in founded in 1824. Today the School hosts 1300 undergraduate and 450 postgraduate students, delivers undergraduate programmes across Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and MSc programmes in both technical engineering subjects and management. With 120 academic staff, 90 technical and support staff, and 300 postgraduate research students and post-docs, the School is at the forefront of engineering education in the UK.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, promotes gender equality and diversity throughout the School. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants. All appointments are made on merit.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Benedict D. Rogers

General enquiries:
Tel:  0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel:  0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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