Vacancies in Civil Engineering at Oxford

All vacancies in Civil Engineering at Oxford University will be notified here. These posts are also advertised in "New Civil Engineer", the weekly magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and/or "New Scientist". Jobs are also advertised at "jobs.ac.uk". Please contact the person named for further information on any particular post. See also the general list of jobs in the Department of Engineering Science.

We receive a large number of requests for "Summer Internships", especially from students in India. Please do not write requesting an internship as we are unable to offer any such positions.

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Research Assistantship

 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Frictional Flow Patterns (Modelling)

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Closing date: Sep 04, 2019 12:00PM

Description

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Poromechanics Lab, led by Professor Chris MacMinn, in the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). This post is part of the EPSRC Project FRIICFLOW: “Frictional Flow Patterns Shaped by Viscous and Capillary Forces”, in collaboration with Dr Bjornar Sandnes at Swansea University, and is for a fixed-term of 2 years (with the possibility of extension).

The FRIICFLOW project will uncover the fundamental physics of multiphase frictional flows, where an invading fluid displaces a mixture of defending fluid and solid grains. You will be responsible for the development and analysis of mathematical models for these flows. These models be informed by experimental data collected by the Swansea team. You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion with thesis submitted) in engineering, physics, geoscience, or applied mathematics, and have a strong background in mathematical modelling.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris MacMinn ().

Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

As part of your application, you will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how your research interests, past experience, and future plans fit with the advertised position), a CV, and the details of two referees.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 4 September 2019 can be considered.

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Contact name: Professor Christopher MacMinn
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Flow Through Soft Porous Media (Experiments)

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Closing date: Sep 05, 2019 12:00PM

Description

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Poromechanics Lab, led by Professor Chris MacMinn, in the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). This post is part of the major ERC Starting Grant project DEFTPORE: “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media”, and is for a fixed-term of 2 years.

The aim of the project is to combine high-resolution experiments with theoretical modelling to revolutionise our fundamental physical understanding of the coupling of flow, transport, and deformation in soft porous media. You will be responsible for the development, execution, and interpretation of experiments as part of a collaborative team.

You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion with thesis submitted) in engineering, physics, geoscience, or applied mathematics, and have a strong background in experimental fluid mechanics. Expertise in visual imaging and quantitative analysis via image processing and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes is also required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris MacMinn (christopher.macminn@eng.ox.ac.uk).

As part of your application, you will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how your research interests, past experience, and future plans fit with the advertised position), a CV, and the details of two referees.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 5 September 2019 can be considered.

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The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name: Professor Christopher MacMinn
Contact email: 
christopher.macminn@eng.ox.ac.uk

 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ocean Wave Mechanics

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Closing date:
Sep 06, 2019 12:00PM

Description

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research assistant to join Environmental Fluid Mechanics group at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by EPSRC and NERC and is fixed-term for 8 months.

The project will be supervised by Professor Thomas Adcock and Professor Ton van den Bremer. Your work will look at water wave mechanics. The focus of the project will be the analysis of experimental data already generated at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the output of numerical modelling work done in Oxford. A focus will be on the interaction of long and short gravity waves.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in engineering, oceanography or mathematics and possess specialist knowledge of ocean wave mechanics or closely related area. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work well as part of a research team and manage your own academic research is essential. Experience of using fully non-linear potential flow solvers (e.g Oceanwave3D or HOS solvers is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Thomas Adcock (thomas.adcock@eng.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including 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.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 September 2019 can be considered.

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The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name: Professor Tom Adcock
Contact email:
thomas.adcock@eng.ox.ac.uk

 

If no posts are currently advertised please do not write requesting a "research assistantship" as unfortunately we will not be able to help you.

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