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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computational Fluid Dynamics

University of Manitoba

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
CFD Modelling of Condensation from a Steam-Air Mixture Including Aerosol Transport and Deposition
CFD Laboratory
University of Manitoba
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Starting Date: June 1, 2021

Job Description
A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the field of computational fluid dynamics, starting on June 1, 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position has a duration of 24 months. The successful candidate will become part of an active CFD group working on a variety of in-house code development and commercial code application projects. The annual salary will be in the range of CAD$35k to $40k including benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The project will involve CFD modelling of condensation along with aerosol transport in a steam-air mixture. A crucial part of the modelling will be aerosol deposition by thermophoresis and diffusiophoresis in the presence of strong condensation on a vertical surface. This modelling will be developed using commercial CFD code STAR CCM+. Extensive use of parallel computing is planned, with access to a high-performance computing environment. Careful verification of the model components will be required, as well as validation of the full model through comparisons with extensive experimental data to be made available exclusively to this project. The project will provide interaction with experienced research scientists in the Canadian nuclear engineering industry. The work is to be carried out in the CFD Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba. The applicant may work virtually, depending on travel restrictions.

The successful candidate will produce required literature reviews and summaries, will take the lead role in developing and testing the new models, will work with the industrial partner regarding the analysis and use of the experimental data, will document the results in summary technical reports journal article manuscripts, and will supervise research assistants.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a strong background in CFD, aerosol transport, and advanced fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The candidate must also have demonstrated significant experience using a commercial CFD code and in writing and publishing articles in peer-reviewed respected academic journals. The candidate is expected to be curious, highly motivated, passionate, and have the ability to work independently and adhere to self-imposed deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential. The following will be considered assets and give applicants higher priority: significant experience using STAR CCM+, experience modelling condensation, experience modelling aerosol transport.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should send their application (a cover letter with a description of research experience and reasons for applying, a detailed curriculum vitae, two recent publications, the names and contact information of three professional references) to: Dr. Scott Ormiston, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba (

All applicants are thanked in advance; only those selected for further consideration will receive a response. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.