Research Associate in Powertrains - Fixed Term Contract

Job title Research Associate in Powertrains - Fixed Term Contract

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 08 March 2018

Closing date Sunday 25 March 2018

Interview date Friday 20 April 2018

Reference CT5688

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The Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) conducts theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems. We are seeking a Research Associate to join our team and lead experimental and computer modelling work for an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) funded project developing technologies and modelling methods to support McLaren Automotive in the delivery of their next generation of road cars. This project includes work packages in 3 distinct areas around engine hybrid systems control, air path systems (Turbocharging) and engine/vehicle thermal systems. 
This is exciting opportunity to join a growing research team (currently ~50 people). The Research Associate will be based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University but will be expected to interact closely with the collaborating industrial partners and travel to collaborating partners as needed. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for leading 1D simulation and/or CFD modelling efforts and for coordinating and conducting experimental investigations on an engine transient dynamometer and/or Turbocharger gas stand as appropriate to the role. 
Candidates should hold a PhD in an Engineering discipline, or have equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification. Experience in the simulation or experimentation of turbomachinery and/or internal combustion engines will be an advantage. 
Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.
Please include a detailed CV, an abstract of your PhD and a representative academic paper as part of your application.
This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a 12-month fixed term contract basis, with an expected expiry date of 1 May 2019.
For more details contact Professor Sam Akehurst (

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