25 Mar 2021

Research Fellow

Closing Date: 11 April 2021 Interview Date: TBC Part time/ Full time? Full Time Permanent or Contract/ Fixed Term: Contract / Fixed Term – funded for 3 years in the first instance Salary: The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £36,028 – £38,015 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.
Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to work with Erik Burman on the project Quantitative estimates of discretisation and modelling errors in variational data assimilation for incompressible flows. The project focuses on the design and of finite element methods for data assimilation subject to incompressible flows. Both theoretical and computational aspects will be considered.

The responsibilities of the post will include, carrying out vigorous, high-level research in the area finite element analysis for ill-posed problems, submitting publications regularly in refereed journals, participating in local seminars and in national and international conferences.

The department of Mathematics at UCL has internationally recognised research groups in pure and applied analysis; fluid mechanics; mathematical physics; geometry and topology; algebra, number theory and combinatorics; mathematical modelling in biology, finance, industry and society.

Due to funding restrictions, the successful candidate must be in post no later than the 9th July 2021. This post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

The successful candidates should have a PhD or equivalent qualification in mathematics, Scientific Computing or Numerical Analysis on a topic related to fluid mechanics, finite element methods (or similar), data assimilation, ill-posed, inverse problems, should be finalising their PhD or waiting for their viva date. They will have a proven track record in research and publishing, excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate participation in a research group as well as strong desire to work at the heart of, and fully participate in, an active research group in the field. All candidates should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on award and confirmation of a PhD (or equivalent). If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B, point 26 (£33,194 per annum inclusive of London allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

An outstanding candidate will have interest and research experience with at least some of the following subjects: theory of finite element methods, error analysis of numerical methods, knowledge of stabilised finite element methods or discontinuous Galerkin methods, stability analysis as well as experience of some computational finite element package (fenics, freefem etc) and their application to the numerical approximation of solutions to partial differential equations.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Adrianna Mickiewicz (a.mickiewicz@ucl.ac.uk)

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Erik Burman, email e.burman@ucl.ac.uk.(Principal Investigator for grant)

Closing Date: 11/4/2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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