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Research Fellow in Computational Mechanics

nCATS Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,578 to £31,020
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 18 June 2012
Interview Date:   Monday 16 July 2012
Reference:  121312BX

 A postdoctoral fellowship funded by the US Air Force is available at the University of Southampton (UK) to work in the area of computational mechanics applied to biomimetics and bio-inspired structures for military applications. The project will focus on the development of a numerical framework combining isogeometric non-linear finite element techniques and numerical optimisation to design, characterise and study novel bio-inspired structures.

You should have a PhD in computational mechanics, physics, applied mathematics or related areas and their area of expertise will preferably be in at least one of the following areas: non-linear continuum mechanics and associated finite element techniques, numerical methods, computational physics.
Ability to develop algorithms and program in either FORTRAN, C, C++ or any scripting languages (Python, Matlab, Mathematica, etc...) is essential.
Experience in the development/implementation of isogeometric finite element methods and/or optimisation and/or meta-modelling techniques (e.g. Bayesian inference, Kriging) would be a definite advantage.
You will join the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. The Centre was formed in 2008 in collaboration with the Schools of Mathematics, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electronics and Computer Science and the Statistical Sciences Research Institute.  It is funded by EPSRC, 25 industrial partners and the University of Southampton through an investment totalling £10 Million over 5 years.  nCATS's mission is to provide the next generation of underpinning technology for surfaces in relative motion within microsystems, biomedical engineering, engineering and engineering chemistry.
You will have access to state of the art high performance computing facilities and collaborations with other research groups will be strongly encouraged.
The position is available for an initial period of one year with the possibility to extend to 3 years and is also open to any nationality. 
Please contact Dr. Georges Limbert for informal discussions at
The closing date for this position is 18 June 2012. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote reference number 121312BX 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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