Postdoctoral Position in Aircraft Propulsion and Compressor Design

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral associate position in mechanical engineering. The funds for this fellowship are available for three years. Applications are welcome before January 20, 2019.

The department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions. M2 holds one of Sweden's most extensive simulator centre for navigation and propulsion of ships, as well as world class laboratories within combustion engineering and wind tunnels. The department also offers and contributes to bachelor and master programs in areas such as Shipping, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering to mention a few. In addition, professional education is performed on both a national and international level, with specific designed mission training for different social actors, within our ambition for a lifelong learning. The department continuously strives to establish a cooperation between academia, industry, and society, with a great focus on utilization. M2 is characterized by an international environment with employees and students from around the world, as well as outstanding research and world class education. M2 consists of seven different divisions within the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration and support.

Information about the division

The research at the Division covers turbulent flow (both compressible and incompressible), aero-acoustics and turbomachines. Our tools include both computations and experiments. The research covers a wide range of topics. In some research projects the smallest turbulent scales are studied whereas in others the function of a complete gas turbine is analyzed and modelled.

Our applied research is carried out in close cooperation with industry, both in national projects and in EU projects. Vehicles (cars, trucks, busses and trains), airplanes, gas turbines, water and wind turbines are important applications. The Division of Fluid Dynamics is part of Chalmers Sustainable Transport Initiative, Chalmers eScience Initiative and Chalmers Energy Initiative.

A large part of our teaching activity is carried out within our International Master Program in Applied Mechanics. In this program we offer courses covering a wide range of courses, including turbulence modelling, experimental fluid dynamics, CFD, heat transfer, turbomachinery and gas turbine technology.

Major responsibilities

The position strengthens the division's position in developing new concepts and technology to solve future environmental problems of aviation. The turbomachinery and aero-acoustic team is composed of several Ph.D. students but also several senior researchers making way for an inspiring work atmosphere and a good publication climate.

Chalmers is intensifying its collaboration with Brazil and SAAB in the aeronautical sector by offering a post doc position in advanced propulsion and conceptual design of future aircraft. The propulsion system activities are devoted mainly to high performance compressors and engine integration, whereas system level activities are focusing on the integration of propulsion and its interrelations with the aircraft.

The role of the successful applicant will be to design and lead the development of new high-speed turbomachinery working commercial software and optimization methods. The work will also draw on geometry optimization methods collaboratively developed between Chalmers and ITA in on-going funded research projects.

To maximize collaborative value, the post-doc position needs to be spent sharing the time at ITA/IAE and at Chalmers over the two-year project duration. The work is seen as a key to further scientific collaboration between Chalmers and ITA/IAE and will be performed in tight collaboration with the existing teams at Chalmers as well as the Brazilian counterpart.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in the field of CFD with a good relation to aviation; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180681 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 20 January 2019

Tomas Grnstedt,

Fluid dynamics,,

+46 31-7721409


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