mechanical engineering

Closing Date: 

Monday, December 31, 2018

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This is a part of a grid-scale energy storage scheme being supported by a BEIS grant and conducted by SynchroStor and the University. The overall system is intended to provide identical function to Pumped Hydro Storage – but uses heat rather than gravity as its storage medium. During the project a proof of concept scheme will be designed and built.

The task will be to work with experienced engineering designers to create the various mechanical organs of the system. They need to be able to be very familiar and competent with a solid modelling programme such as SolidWorks. They should have some competence with FEA. The candidate should have some experience of designing machines and mechanisms. They should have hands-on experience making, repairing, servicing machinery.

The initial contract is full time and fixed term for 15 months but this may be extended. The post is available from June 2018.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

043412

Closing Date: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

This is a part of a grid-scale energy storage scheme being supported by a BEIS grant and conducted by SynchroStor and the University. The overall system is intended to provide identical function to Pumped Hydro Storage – but uses heat rather than gravity as its storage medium. During the project a proof of concept scheme will be designed and built.

The task is to model heat transfer in various organs of the system. The candidate needs to have good knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer.

The successful candidate should have good modelling skills using multi-physics analysis software – such as either Comsol or Ansys CFX. They need to be able to design a model structure, understand boundary conditions, meshing, element types, solution convergence, etc. and they need to be able to use a solid modelling programme such as SolidWorks and have familiarity with the Matlab modelling tool.

The initial contract is 15 months but this may be extended.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

043413

Closing Date: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects all of the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 125, and with a body of 1,700 undergraduate and 640 postgraduate students from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and a high level of research funding. We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Mechanical Engineering by appointment to: Two positions of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Multiscale Thermofluids).

The successful candidates will be internationally prominent in Mechanical Engineering, or will demonstrate strong potential to be so. The Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT) has been building up its research portfolio in theoretical and computational multiscale fluid dynamics. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to this research, in particular, mathematical and/or physics modelling and software for multiscale fluid problems. They will lead related research within the School, winning substantial external research funding.

The level of appointment for the Lecturer/Senior Lecturers post will be determined by the selection panel.

The culture of the School of Engineering and the University is open and diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that in our appointment process.

For informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact the Head of School, Prof Hugh McCann at +44 131 650 5566, hos.eng@ed.ac.uk; or Director of Discipline for Mechanical Engineering, Prof Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, at +44 131 650 8708, c.obradaigh@ed.ac.uk; or the Head of the Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids, Prof Mark Linne, at +44 131 651 7903, mark.linne@ed.ac.uk.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

043219

Closing Date: 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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