Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbine Seals University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbine Seals

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time post to join the Seals Research Group in the Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the Department of Engineering Science, Central Oxford. The post is funded by Rolls-Royce and the Aerospace Technology Institute and is fixed-term to 31 March 2020.


The post will develop advanced seals for gas turbines using both brush seals and dynamic seals in movable housings. You will be responsible for the development, operation and analysis of results from new test rigs working alongside a group of experienced DPhil students, PDRAs and technical staff. You will develop models of seal performance and validate these using experimental results and numerical simulation. Liaison with industrial partners and reporting of results through academic papers is a key responsibility of the post.


You should possess or be near to completing a PhD in gas turbine or sealing. You should have experience of setting up and running rotating experimental test rigs, analysing and reporting results is essential. Research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the group, seal manufacturers and end users and a demonstrable ability to work in a team is essential.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Gillespie (


Further information can be found at:


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 17 January 2018 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests describing how past experience fits with the advertised position, a CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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


Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:


Contact Person : Professor David Gillespie

Vacancy ID : 132647

Contact Phone :

Closing Date : 17-Jan-2018

Contact Email :

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