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Research Officer

Are you in the final year of your PhD at the University of Leeds and do you have an interest in commercially focused research?  Can you undertake collaborative simulation projects with external organisations?

You will undertake applied research work on behalf of Procter and Gamble (P&G). Filling failures are ubiquitous in fluid operations and their consequences can be more far reaching than one might expect. Indeed, a better control of the filling process has an impact on consumer perception, amount of plastic needed for the packaging and overall process control.

Filling failure modelling is challenging: the negative transformations occurs in a very broad range of time and length scales that can be physical and/or process related.

CFD simulations can be a valuable tool to shed some light into the interplay of all the different levers that affect the filling process:

  • Rheology

  • Nozzle geometry

  • Nozzle shutter dynamics

  • Bottle geometry

  • Environment conditions (e.g. centrifugal acceleration in rotary fillers)

This will be an hourly paid role (up to 20 hours per week) that would be ideal for a student in the writing up year of their PhD studies. It will provide excellent employment experience, working closely with a commercial customer, and building upon the research skills that will have been developed throughout the prior period of research study. We ask applicants to be able to commit for a minimum of six months to working in this role.

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

Mr Peter Bollada, Simulation Centre Manager

Tel: 0113 343 4699 or email:

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Computing
Category:  Research
£18.03 per hour
Post Type:  Hourly/Variable
Release Date:  Tuesday 24 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 October 2019
Reference:  EPSCP1002
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Application Form  

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