Research Fellow in Continuum Modelling

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7196889 (Ref:EPSMA1100)

Posted: November 30, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for development of your research profile in an exciting new area of continuum mechanics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our project developing continuum modelling approaches in a new direction of continuum mechanics addressing the fluid dynamics of polycrystalline materials.

The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. You will work with the lead Investigator, Dr Sam Pegler, on developing a new continuum approach in an exciting new area in modelling the dynamics of polycrystalline materials using continuum mathematics. The aim is to develop and explore new mathematical models describing the flow and evolution of polycrystalline materials. Such materials are ubiquitous, forming the majority of the rocks and minerals of the Solid Earth, as well as ice, a material fundamental to our natural environment. The role will require formulating a new general modelling framework and solution methods by coupling partial differential equations describing the evolution of the material’s crystal microstructure to those describing its macroscopic viscous flow.

You will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline, with a strong background in continuum mechanics, including mathematical and/or numerical simulation approaches in continuum mechanics. Familiarity with non-Newtonian fluid mechanics would be helpful but not required. You will have the ability to conduct independent research and develop a track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have good communication and team-working skills. 

What we offer in return

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Sam Pegler, Lecturer, School of Mathematics

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 14 October 2024 - Completing a specific task)
Release Date:  Wednesday 29 November 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 31 December 2023
Reference:  EPSMA1100

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