Research Assistant in Experimental Gas Turbine Combustion

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in combustion at University of Cambridge. The funds for this fellowship are available for 24 months. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before December 15, 2019.

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Experimental Gas Turbine Combustion.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to perform experimental research in gas turbine combustion. The role includes close collaboration with Rolls-Royce, regular presentations and reports writing, as well as the development of new combustion rigs and the measurement of flame properties with laser systems in practical and academic burner geometries.

The successful candidate must have a very good knowledge of laser diagnostics, swirl spray flames, experimental rig design, Health & Safety issues, and extensive experience in working in collaborative projects and with industry.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD in experimental gas turbine combustion or a closely related field. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions of a technical nature, please contact Prof. E. Mastorakos ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mrs. Kate Graham (

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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