University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010: Appointments

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Rolls-Royce Senior Research Fellow in the field of Turbine Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer

Magdalene College, in conjunction with Rolls-Royce plc, wishes to appoint a Senior Research Fellow to work in the field of turbines for aero-engines. The successful applicant will have had experience of the development and/or application of CFD to aerodynamic problems and of the development and/or use of experimental facilities. The Research Fellow will be based at the Whittle Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Engineering and a member of the Rolls-Royce University Gas Turbine Partnership.

The main role of the Research Fellow will be to conduct research in the field of turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer in the context of state-of-the-art turbines that are relevant to Rolls-Royce. This will range from long-term research to shorter investigations of relevance to development engines. The fellow will also be expected to initiate his or her own research projects. The successful candidate will maintain a close working relationship with Rolls-Royce and will be expected to spend time working within the company.

The research is likely to be based around experimental and/or CFD investigations. Experimental work may be conducted using facilities at the Whittle Laboratory or at Rolls-Royce. Computational studies will be used in the generation of new design methods and to assist the understanding of experimental data. The Research Fellow will have direct responsibility for the research but will be expected to work closely with students and members of the technical staff at the Whittle Laboratory who may also be engaged in this research.

The appointment will commence on 1 August 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter and will terminate on 31 December 2014. The stipend is in the range £33,600–£40,119 per annum, with annual increments and will be pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The successful applicant will also be expected to take an active role in the teaching of undergraduates within the college, for which an additional stipend will be available. It is required that applicants will have, or expect to have shortly, a Ph.D (or equivalent) degree or equivalent experience in the general area of turbomachinery.

Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained by contacting the Master's Secretary, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG (telephone: 01223 332144, fax: 01223 365150, e-mail: Professor Howard Hodson may be contacted for informal enquiries about research (telephone: 01223 337588, e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 June 2010. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.