Granular dynamics and fluid flow


with Professor Jens Eggers, 

School of Mathematics, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TW.


The post

The position is to be commenced on or after 1 November 2003 at a date to be mutually agreed. The salary scale for a Research Assistant 1A, is under review, but at present is in the range £18265-£27339. The starting point for this post depends on qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. in engineering or experimental physics, or equivalent experience is required, with excellent experimental skills in fluid mechanics and/or soft condensed matter.



The Research Assistant will assist in expanding the activities of the Fluids Laboratory in the School of Mathematics in the areas of fluid instabilities, granular flow, and grain-flow interactions. Research Assistants are expected to enhance their own research capabilities and to participate in appropriate Departmental activities.


The Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Group

The successful applicant will join the Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Group in the School of Mathematics, which has about 20 academic staff and a similar number of research students in the fields of fluid dynamics, nonlinear mathematics and mathematical physics. It gained a rating of 5*A in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. One of the Department's computer officers has a primary responsibility to assist research. More information about the School of Mathematics can be found on its website at: and about the University of Bristol at:


Further information may be obtained by contacting Jens Eggers at the address above, by e-mail: [log in para visualizar], fax: +44(0) 117 928 7999 or tel: +44(0) 117 928 7992.



Application Procedure


If you have received an application pack, please complete and return the enclosed application form in the envelope provided, together with a copy of your CV. 


Alternatively, you can complete the form on line or download a copy from our web site at  To access the form simply enter the vacancy reference number in the search facility.


Please ensure that you quote the reference number 9641.


The closing date for applications is 9.00 am, 15th September 2003.


Ana Maria Mancho
Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Serrano 123
28006 Madrid

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