Research Fellow (Acoustic Cavitation) at University of Warwick

Closing Date
21 December 2020

Full time, fixed term position from 1 April 2021 until 31 December 2021.

You will undertake research on applying OpenFOAM modelling to study micro-scale acoustic cavitation flow. This research will involve the solution of a modified Rayleigh-Plesset equation in conjunction and comparison with computational fluid dynamics simulations. Fluid phenomena that might be studied include, but are not limited to, acoustic cavitation and bubble dynamics. You will work alongside a group of ~15 researchers in multiscale fluid simulation, funded by a flagship £3.4M EPSRC Programme Grant (EP/N016602/1), and co-supervised by the lead investigator, Prof. D. Lockerby ( and Dr Yongmann Chung (

You should have (or be due to submit soon) a PhD, or have equivalent experience, in physics, applied mathematics, an engineering science, or computational science. You will need to have a strong mathematical, computational or engineering science background.

Experience in one or more of the following areas will be advantageous but not essential: acoustic cavitation simulations; modified Rayleigh-Plesset equation; bubble dynamics; OpenFOAM modelling.

A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, you will be able to manage your own workload, working both independently and as part of a team as required. You will demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm for the research programme and the development of further research opportunities.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

The School of Engineering is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, representation and progression for all staff working in an academic environment. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Bronze award and the University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about the work of the School in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link;

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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Posted on 14th December 2020 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics, Physical Acoustics