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High Speed Research Engineer

Engineering Science

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum
  • REF: 154165
  • Closes: 22nd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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High Speed Research Engineer

Department of Engineering Science, Oxford Thermofluids Institute, Southwell Building, Osney Mead, Oxford

Grade 6: £29,614 – £35,326 per annum

We are seeking a full-time Research Engineer to join the Hypersonics research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford Thermofluids Institute). The post is for a fixed-term of 9 months.

The successful applicant will undertake the day to day operation two of the Oxford hypersonic wind tunnels part of the National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF): the T6 Stalker tunnel and the High Density Tunnel. These facilities undertake a spectrum of testing, from fundamental research to applied industrial work. The successful applicant will work closely with researchers from our own research group and external clients (both academic and industrial) to generate high quality results and efficient testing. The tunnel engineer will be primarily in charge of the day to day operations of the tunnels along with longer term maintenance and calibration. Additionally, the operator will use down time of the facility to undertake upgrades to the facility to increase capability and/or efficiency of the facility.

You should possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and/or relevant experience in operation of wind tunnel facilities. Previous experience in both mechanical engineering design and fundamental flow measurements. You should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a collaborative project. Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience are also required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Matthew McGilvray (matthew.mcgilvray@eng.ox.ac.uk)

Only applications received before midday on the22 November 2021can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Professor Matthew McGilvray

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22-Nov-2021 12:00

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