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Post-doctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,428 to £33,734
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Tuesday 18 October 2011
Interview Date:   Tuesday 03 April 2012
Reference:  047211AK

The Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) Research Group at the University of Southampton is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory. The AFM group is comprised of experts in theoretical, computational and experimental fluid mechanics and our aim is to provide an environment in which these different approaches can be combined and focused on particular topics of practical importance. You will join a vibrant team of other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students working in different areas of fluid mechanics ranging from environmental flows to biomedical applications. 

The candidate is expected to carry out research aimed at developing fundamental understanding of wall-bounded turbulence and devising novel control strategies for high- Reynolds-number turbulent boundary layers. You will design new experiments in water/wind tunnels, record and analyze experimental data, and implement novel flow-control strategies. There will also be opportunities to supervise graduate students working on other topics in experimental fluid mechanics including atmospheric flows, Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) applications, wind/wave energy, and diagnostics development. 

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This post is funded through the prestigious Starting Researcher Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). The post is initially for 1 year (starting in January 2012 or soon thereafter) and is renewable for additional years subject to performance. 

The candidate should have or be close to completing a PhD in Fluid Mechanics or a related area with an emphasis on experimental work. A publication record in one or more of the following areas is desirable: experimental methods, turbulence, instabilities, free-shear flows, high-speed or compressible flows. Experience in flow control is highly desirable. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and presentations, are essential.

 Please contact Dr Bharathram Ganapathisubramani ( for further details about the position.

 The closing date for this post is 18 October 2011. Please apply online through alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 047211AK on all correspondence. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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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