University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory

Position ID: 2298-UNIVERSITYLECTURER [#14041, KA19570]
Position Title: The Gianna Angelopoulos Lectureship in Scientific Computing
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0HE, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Scientific Computing
Application Deadline: 2019/07/21 (posted 2019/06/20, listed until 2019/07/21)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics invites applications for the Gianna Angelopoulos University Lectureship in Scientific Computing. This particular post will focus on continuum multi-physics modelling and will complement a separate appointment on atomistic and multi-scale modelling at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

The lectureship is part of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme in Science Technology and Innovation (GAPSTI), see

The Programme will nurture exceptionally talented early-career scientists, from postgraduate study and research to the successful commercialisation of their ideas, through a structured training and research programme enhanced by industrial collaboration and entrepreneurial activities. The appointee is expected to meaningfully engage with the research, training and delivery of the Programme, which aims to transfer fundamental science into research objectives relevant to economic opportunities for industry and the society.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a track record of excellence on the development of mathematical formulations and associated numerical algorithms for computational continuum physics, and on the implementation of these algorithms into software to simulate complex science and technology problems arising from industrial applications.

In particular, demonstrative track record on innovative research and development of continuum methodologies such as high resolution shock capturing finite volume methods for compressible flows, low Mach number finite volume methods, methodologies to capture nonlinear interactions between multiple states of matter (e.g. level-set GFM approaches), embedded boundary mesh generation (e.g. Cartesian cut-cells) and structured hierarchical adaptive mesh refinement or other closely-related areas.

The start-up package for the appointee includes £50,000 for research-related expenses (£10k per annum for 5 years), two fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships and possibility to access a pool of fully-funded PhD studentships, all funded by GAPSTI, subject to a competitive allocation process. This Lectureship will be based at the Department of Physics and will complement the activities of the Laboratory for Scientific Computing and the Centre for Scientific Computing. Office space for the appointee and their team will be provided at the Maxwell Centre for Industrial Engagement. Applicants should have a PhD in physics (or a cognate discipline), a strong record of relevant research, and must show evidence of enthusiasm and ability to teach a wide range of physics courses successfully at both undergraduate and master’s level. This work will include the delivery of existing courses, and the development of new teaching materials, lecture courses, examinations and laboratory classes.

The Department is active in promoting policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in its workforce. We are proud to hold an Athena-SWAN Gold Award for our work on equality and diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing barriers to equality and diversity in education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Contact: Dr Nikos Nikiforakis, +44 (0)1223 339841
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Centre for Scientific Computing
Room 3.106, Maxwell Centre,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 0HE
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