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Research Fellow in Computational Physics

School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £36,382 to £43,434 per annum
Fixed Term End Date: 31/12/2024
Closing Date:  Tuesday 07 December 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 23 November 2021
Reference:  TE4030-21-397

We are hiring a Research Fellow to cover an essential role in our new LEVERHULME grant on "Advanced MUltiscale stochastic Simulations of phase transition". 

The project is aimed at discovering the origin of nucleation to improve thermal devices for ground and space applications.  In this role, you you will need to have have a strong knowledge in Thermofluids, Statistical methods and Computational Fluid Dynamics, and a specialist knowledge in thermofluids simulations, numerical coding.  You should have a M.Sc. in Engineering or Physics, and a postgraduate qualification/PhD in a related area (or an equivalent level of professional experience in research methods and techniques).

This role will give you the opportunity to work as part of a team of researchers delivering high level knowledge of theoretical and numerical approaches to address the fluid dynamics of liquid-vapour systems, experience with coding of fluid dynamics for HPC: knowledge of MPI and/or CUDA for GPUs; knowledge of high level libraries for the numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDEs) such as the petsC library, knowledge of statistics and stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs), knowledge of Fluctuating Hydrodynamics theory and/or Coarse Graining modelling for fluid systems, and knowledge of statistical physics and rare event techniques for the simulation of phase transitions.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact  Professor Marco Marengo, Professor of Thermal Engineering at

We have an indicative interview date planned for the afternoon of 16 December 2021.

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