Research Fellow in Computational Methods for Material Simulation University of Leeds, Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Computational Methods for Material Simulation

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in the theory and simulation of materials? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?


We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our project on Defect Dynamics in Energy Materials. This EPSRC-funded project aims to develop new multiscale simulation techniques and apply them to unsolved problems in the energy sector, with an initial focus on structural materials for advanced nuclear fission and fusion reactors.


You will work with Principal Investigator Dr Steve Fitzgerald on the development and computational implementation of novel stochastic modelling methods, towards the goal of bridging the gap in understanding between microscopic atomistic simulations and component-level engineering and design. As part of this, you will learn different mathematical and computational techniques, and apply them to diverse physical applications.


You will have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a closely allied discipline, with a strong background in computational modelling. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Steve Fitzgerald, University Academic Fellow in Applied Mathematics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4331; email:


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences

School/Institute: School of Mathematics

Category: Research

Grade: Grade 7

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.

Working Time: 37.5 hours - we will consider job share / flexible working arrangements

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years (with the possibility of an additional year) - due to external funding)

Closing Date: Wednesday 02 January 2019

Reference: MAPMA1098

Downloads: Candidate Brief

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