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Research Associate/Fellow/Senior Research Fellow Thermal Management (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,511 to £49,553 - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2020
Closes: 23rd October 2020
Job Ref: ENG266520

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £27,511 to £49,553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (Research Fellow - minimum £30,942, Senior Research Fellow - minimum £40,322). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The Gas Turbine Transmission Research Centre (G2TRC) requires a Research Associate, Fellow or Senior Research Fellow for a new project investigating thermal management issues in future propulsion systems. G2TRC has a large intra-disciplinary team of researchers, engineers, technicians, support staff and academics who work together to deliver research from fundamental to high level TRL.  

The project involves the development, validation and application of a new modelling platform to allow design investigations of the thermal management requirements for new propulsion architectures. The role holder will be responsible for ensuring the programme of work is carried out in a robust, well-managed and well-documented manner. Thermal management knowledge and experience, including the creation and application of fluid/heat transfer analysis models in previous roles, is essential.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be near to completion) or equivalent, in engineering, applied mathematics or a related subject area, with a major component in fluid modelling and/or thermal management. The ability to work in a team, lead both internally and externally, and interact/collaborate actively and professionally with industrial partners is essential. It is essential that the successful applicant is able to actively support knowledge exchange and transfer activities between Rolls-Royce and the University of Nottingham.

This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Due to the nature of this post, all offers of employment will be subject to the appropriate level of security clearance and an independent verification of unspent convictions obtained by means of a Basic Disclosure Certificate obtained from Disclosure Scotland, or an overseas police check.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Carol Eastwick, tel: +44 (0) 115 95 13788 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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