A Research Fellow is required to work within the Coastal Engineering Research Group, part of the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University, in order to participate in an EPSRC funded research project, a Collaborative Computational Project on Wave Structure Interaction (CCP WSI).
The new CCP WSI aims to serve the UK research community in the area of wave structure interactions (WSI) and will bring together computational scientists, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists and experimentalists to develop a UK national numerical wave tank (NWT) facility fully complementary to existing and future UK experimental laboratory facilities for marine, coastal offshore engineering and thus support leading-edge research in an area of high national importance. Substantial progress has been made on a number of past and current EPSRC project grants held by the lead partners in this CCP bid to develop and test the primary elements of a numerical wave tank and to carry out cutting edge wave impact experiments alongside new opensource CFD code development. We believe it is timely to focus the activities of the community on the development of opensource NWT code held within a central code repository (CCPForge). The code will be professionally software engineered and maintainable, tested and validated against measurement data provided by the partner experimentalists, whilst retaining sufficient flexibility to meet the requirements of all members of the WSI community. This model for sharing developments collaboratively within a consortium of partners within a central code repository that is sustainably managed for the future has been developed by the lead partners in related EPSRC funded research projects. The CCP-WSI extends the framework and methodology for sharing and future proofing EPSRC funded code developments in wave structure interaction to the wider community. This will be realised through a programme of community events and activities which are designed to foster the links between experimentalists and those performing computations, between industry users, academics and the interested public.
The CCP WSI is a close collaboration between Plymouth University, Manchester Metropolitan University, City University, University of Bath, University of Exeter and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory working together to combine and apply their expertise to the project. The post holder will be a post-doctoral researcher, with experience in WSI and research expertise in computation and will assist with coordinating blind trials/ defining benchmarks/ validation/ data sharing/ use of OpenFOAM for WSI. The post is not purely a technical role, but will also involve helping to coordinate the CCP and with organising CCP activities, including pilot research projects, blind tests and focus groups.
The post holder is expected to conduct cutting edge research that will significantly update knowledge and understanding in wave structure interaction, to assist with all the project aims, to contribute to publications in scholarly journals and conference proceedings and to present at national and international meetings.
Please apply online here: https://hrservices.plymouth.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC105GF.open?WVID=1602750fTZ and search for job reference number A4228.