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Faculty of Engineering

Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Post doctor in Experimental Fluid Mechanics (IV-127/17)

A two-year post-doctoral position in experimental fluid mechanics is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering in the Fluid Mechanics research group. The Fluid Mechanics group at NTNU is well funded and has excellent experimental facilities for fundamental and applied research in turbulent flows supported by state-of-the-art hot-wire anemometry systems, high-speed and low speed PIV systems, scanning PIV for full volumetric measurements and laser induced fluorescence systems. Current research topics in our group include the structure of small-scale turbulence, mixing and entrainment, turbulent reacting flows, acoustically forced jets (and synthetic jets), particle laden flows as well as the development of new experimental methods such as high fidelity, time-resolved scanning PIV, analytical methods for data reduction, and novel interface tracking methods.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented researcher with experimental experience in applying advanced measurement methods to turbulent flows or fluid mechanics problems in general. The fluid mechanics group at NTNU has developed a high fidelity 3D, time-resolved measurement method for turbulence based on scanning PIV. As an experienced researcher, you will lead a research project to extend our 3D measurement methods to particle-laden flows to investigate the physics of turbulence modulation by inertial particles.  

The aim is to study the coupled interaction between inertial hydrogel particles in homogeneous turbulence of varying Reynolds number. This project will be done in collaboration with at KTH, Stockholm, where they have experience with the use of hydrogels and DNS of particle-laden flows. In addition, you will also work collaboratively across several projects and experimental facilities with group members and there will be opportunities to supervise graduate students.

The successful candidate must have completed or be very near completion of a PhD in a subject related to turbulence or fluid mechanics research. We are looking for independent, motivated and enthusiastic researchers who have an excellent background in fluid mechanics and, if possible, turbulence measurements. Candidates are expected to have published papers in high-level journals. Those with experience in advanced experimental methods, data reduction and processing methods will be considered advantageous. A strong proficiency in one or more computing languages such as Matlab, Fortran, or C etc. is essential.

Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 485,700 per annum before tax. There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

The Postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for 2 years. Extension is possible pending available funding.

Anticipated commencement: As soon as possible.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Professor James Dawson, james.r.dawson@ntnu.no or Associate Professor. Nicholas Worth, nicholas.a.worth@ntnu.no

The candidate will be required to work in Trondheim at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU´s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

The application
The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, copies of transcripts and two reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at www.jobbnorge.no. Mark the application with IV-127/17.

Application deadline is 31 May 2017

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.


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    31. mai 2017
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    NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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    Energy and Process Engineering
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