Research Associate in Experimental and Computational Characterisation of the Flow of Complex Fluids in Mixing Equipment

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Job reference: SAE-017255

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/08/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31 October 2022

We are looking for an outstanding and ambitious researcher with a strong scientific background in mixing, and experimental and computational characterisation of fluid flow. The focus of the project is to use a combination of experimental and computational techniques to characterise the flow of formulated liquids usually found in the personal care and food industries in industrial mixing equipment. These activities will provide a fundamental understanding of the operation of this equipment for sizing and optimisation, but also data for the validation of computational flow models being developed under CAFE4DM.

CAFE4DM is a multimillion-pound collaborative research project that brings together a multi-disciplinary team from The University of Manchester, the University of Cambridge, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, and Unilever. It will pioneer the application of digital manufacturing techniques in formulated products. The formulated products industry covers a wide range of sectors including home care, personal care, agrochemicals, coatings, foods, paints, oil drilling fluids, lubricants, and formulated pharmaceuticals. According to Innovate UK, the Government’s innovation agency, the formulated products industry has a global market value of ~£1,000 Bn p.a. Despite this large economic impact, there are still relatively few Industry 4.0 tools and industry relies on experience and physical experimentation.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

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