Research Assistant/Associate in Radial Turbine Optimization (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Assistant/Associate in Radial Turbine Optimization (Fixed Term)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £39,609 Per Annum, for the duration of the contract and depending on the position offered

Grade Grade 6 to Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 22 August 2019

Closing date Tuesday 17 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF7032


The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) at the University of Bath is recruiting a Research Assistant/Research Associate to undertake research work for a Radial Turbine Optimization project.

This project aims to understand performance difference between axially divided and sector divided turbine under pulsating exhaust flow condition. The Research Associate/Research Assistant will be expected to directly contribute to the delivery of the project work packages.

IAAPS is a leading centre for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems in the UK. IAAPS has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. The Centre considers its remit to be all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle.

Applicants should possess a suitable degree in subject area of direct relevance for the project and have research experience. Applicants must have experience of turbomachinery parametric design optimization using CFD coupled to algorithms in Matlab. Experience of delivery and involvement in major collaborative research programmes would also be highly beneficial. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.

This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an expected expiry date of 14 September 2020.

Please refer to Job Description for details requirement, and make it clear in your statement which position, or both, you are applying for.

The University of Bath holds Silver Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.  


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 39 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

For any informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Colin Copeland via email

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

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.