Research Fellow in Ventilation Modelling

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069168 (Ref.No. EPSCV1021)
Posted: August 26, 2020

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated researcher with an interest applying novel approaches to solving airborne infection challenges? Would you like to use your computational fluid dynamics skills improve indoor environments in hospitals? Are you interested in the opportunity to gain experience working in a cross-disciplinary team in collaboration with the NHS? 

You will carry out computational modelling of indoor airflows as part of the EPSRC funded HECOIRA project. You will use computational fluid dynamics and ventilation network models to simulate indoor airflows in hospitals. You will work with the academic team and external partners in the NHS to model real hospital environments and link airflow models to infection risk models to simulate airborne transmission of disease under different conditions.

Holding a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent experience in an engineering or science discipline, you will have experience of developing and applying computational simulations. 

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

Professor Cath Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings

Tel: +44 (0) 7976 552729 or via email:

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months full time or up to 12 months part time)
Release Date:  Tuesday 25 August 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 September 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSCV1021

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