Postdoctoral Research Associate in High-Order Computational Fluid Dynamics

Peter Vincent
Imperial College London (Aeronautics)
Job Description: 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. The role will involve i.) developing mathematical algorithms for high-order simulation of compressible flows, ii.) implementation of the algorithms for novel many-core hardware platforms, and iii.) application of the algorithms to solve currently intractable flow problems associated with the design of next generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The Research Associate will form part of a highly motivated team. There will be significant opportunities for travel, and for close interaction with world leading academic/industrial project partners in both the UK and the USA.

Candidates should be highly motivated and have (or expect to obtain) a PhD in a mathematical discipline (Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics, Computing etc.) from a world leading institution. Ideally the candidate should have experience of:

- High-order numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics
- Programming in Python, C++, and CUDA
- Performing LES and DNS of turbulent flows
- Visualization of large data sets
- Managing large computer systems

Amongst other duties, the successful candidate will be expected to:

- Undertake a program of world leading research
- Present research at national and international conferences
- Publish research in leading journals
- Help manage a team of PhD students
- Manage a software development program
- Write progress reports

To apply for the position please send a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and contact details for 2-3 referees to Dr Peter Vincent ( with the subject line ‘Application for Research Associate in High-Order Computational Fluid Dynamics’.

Applications will be considered from 15th July 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Informal enquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr Peter Vincent ( Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Tayo Nong (

Job Categories: 
Postdoctoral fellowships
Computational Fluid Dynamics GPU CUDA Python Numerical Analysis
Deadline for Application: 
Jul 15 2013