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Research Fellow

ORC - Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,854 to £29,541
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:   Saturday 02 March 2013
Interview Date:   Wednesday 13 March 2013
Reference:  199313EH

Fluid dynamics modelling of optical fibre drawing

Applicants are invited for a Research Fellow position in the area of fluid dynamics modelling related to the fabrication of microstructured optical fibres. The project will involve the development of models to study the surface tension driven capillary instability that may occur during the fabrication process of air-glass optical fibres containing ultra-thin glass membranes. It will also involve the numerical study of steady-state solutions of the drawing process of glass fibres with multiple holes and the theoretical investigation of mechanisms leading to fibre breaks. The project will be run as a collaboration between the Optoelectronics Research Centre and the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and will be strongly linked to ongoing fabrication activities.

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics/Engineering/Maths or equivalent and a strong background in fluid dynamics and numerical modelling. Relevant experience at post-graduate/post-doctoral level in capillary instability problems or glass fibre drawing modelling would be desirable. A strong mathematical background and excellent programming skills are necessary. The applicants are expected to work as part of a cohesive team, to interact with experimentalists and fibre fabricators and to contribute to the dissemination of high quality research results.

The appointment is for a 2-year period with a tentative start date around April 2013.

The closing date for this post is 2nd March 2013. Please apply online through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please quote vacancy reference number 199313EH on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.



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