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Research Assistant in 3D PIV Development

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in laser diagnostics and combustion science?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We need an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work with us on exciting combustion research using advanced laser diagnostics. This study focuses on developing a 3D scanning particle image velocimetry (SPIV) within our combustion laboratory. Such technique can provide Mie scattering images in a large set of parallel light-sheet planes using a rapid scanning light-sheet which samples the flow in depth from which the three-dimensional flow field can be reconstructed in the scanned volume. As a highly motivated Research Assistant you will deliver conceptual design and practical lab work and help our project manager to arrange, coordinate and run practical SPIV measurement.

With a first degree or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline e.g. computing engineering or chemical engineering, you will have experience of combustion science and fluid dynamics along with the ability to develop Matlab code for image processing.

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

Dr. Junfeng Yang, Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering

Tel: 0113 343 2151 or email: 

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Thermofluids
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  40% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (8 months (external funding))
Release Date:  Friday 07 February 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 March 2020
Reference:  EPSME1019
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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