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Research Software Engineer in Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Location: Department of Aeronautics, South Kensington Campus, London

Fixed-term for 36 months

Job Summary

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for this newly-created role within the Department of Department of Aeronautics. The Department has a strong expertise in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics with state-of-the-art open-source flow solvers capable of performing simulations of fluid flows on some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Duties and responsibilities

You will play a key role in supporting the development of scientific code, liaising and working closely with local researchers to understand their requirements and develop software outputs. You will contribute to enhancing the sustainability and maintainability of the Department’s Computational Fluid Dynamics ecosystem consisting of a variety of flow solvers developed across different research teams (PyFR, Nektar++, Xcompact3d). This will include promoting research software best practices and supporting the delivery of training. You will also be involved in promoting the Department’s work, sharing your knowledge inside and outside the Department, and participating in activities related to software engineering within the RSE community at Imperial and beyond.

Essential requirements

  • Degree in a computationally based field or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience as a researcher and/or software engineer
  • Knowledge of and commitment to software development best practice
  • Advanced skills in at least two languages commonly used for research computing
  • Advanced knowledge of numerical methods, data structures and algorithms applied to Computational Fluid Dynamics

For a full list of essential and desirable criteria, please see the job description. 

Further Information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Sylvain LAIZET – [email protected].

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Closing date: 30th November 2023

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