Research Associate / Fellow in Mathematical Sciences

University of Nottingham Department of Mathematical Sciences

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term) in Mathematical Sciences

Closing Date:Tuesday, 16th June 2020
Job Type:Research
Department:Mathematical Sciences
Salary:£27511 to £30942 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD)

We are looking for a researcher, whose expertise lies in modelling structure borne sound in complex structures, to work with Prof Gregor Tanner from the School of Mathematical Sciences and Dr Dimitrios Chronopoulos from the Faculty of Engineering on a Clean Sky project funded by the European Union entitled “SilentProp”. The central aim of the project is to develop computational and experimental noise assessment and suppression methodologies for the next generation of silent distributed propulsion configurations.

We believe that talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team. The School and the University is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.

You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to evidence how through your experience you will: 

  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research area.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.
  • Identify opportunities and assist in writing bids for research grant applications. Prepare proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes.

 We are looking for a confident, organised researcher who can evidence:

  • A PhD (or close to completion) or an equivalent qualification in mathematics, physics or mechanical engineering.
  • Expert knowledge of numerical simulations in the context of noise and vibration.
  • Background knowledge in more than one of the following areas:Excellent communication and organisational skills.
    • Linear wave theories and high frequency asymptotics. 
    • Acoustics and linear elastic as well as the modelling of porous media.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, both internally and externally.

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) position is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 20 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences and active research groups in Industrial and Applied Mathematics see:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Gregor Tanner email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;