Salary per annum : £29,344-£37,346 (L)/£35,247-£50,187(SL)

The Fluid Dynamics Group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre at Coventry University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior lecturer in fluid mechanics to support its growing activities in the fields of geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence.

The Group currently comprises 7 Staff and PhD students and runs projects combining theory, numerical simulations and experiments, supported by a number of grants from research funding bodies and international partnerships. It has priority access to extensive on-site high performance computing provisions and runs two major experimental facilities: a magnetohydrodynamics lab, which includes a large bore, purpose-built 8T superconducting magnet, as well as a modular experimental platform for the study of turbulence in liquid metals, in collaboration with the French CNRS in Grenoble.

The successful candidate will be expected to primarily focus on research, and will benefit from a reduced teaching load for this purpose. He/she will help to develop existing themes in geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence, and to extend the group’s existing long-term international collaborations (with the CNRS amongst others). At the same time, the appointee will be encouraged to start new directions of research, within the wide remit of fundamental and applied Fluid Dynamics.

Research activity will involve leading and co-leading projects both theoretical/numerical and experimental in nature, supervising PhD students and post doctoral researchers, and actively seeking funding, from national and international funding agencies, or from private funders.

The smaller teaching role will involve helping to develop and teach courses at Master level in Applied Mathematics/Physics, as well as some undergraduate teaching.
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in any area of fluid mechanics/physics and have an established track record of publishing their work in the best international journals in the discipline. Evidence of previous commitment to attract research funding from major agencies or private funders will be an advantage.
The post will be for an initial period of four year and will be made permanent on satisfactory performance.

Informal inquiries are encouraged, please contact Professor Alban Potherat (alban.potherat(at)coventry.ac.uk, +44(0)2477 65 88 65 (email only from April)),

Application deadline 20/04/2013
Application must be made online at

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