Deadline: 2014-10-26
Value of Scholarship: Espoo
Level Of Study: Masters

Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD)/Doctoral Student (MSc) in CFD Fire Simulation



Aalto University is a new multidisciplinary university in the fields of technology, business, and art and design. It opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. Aalto University has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 370 professors.

As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. Finland has been selected as the world’s best country to live in (Newsweek, 2010), and it is in the top 10 of the most highly educated nations in the world (OECD, 2013). The capital city Helsinki has been ranked as the World’s Most Livable City (Monocle, 2011). It is the 2nd happiest place in the world according to a 2007 OECD study.

The Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Aalto University School of Engineering is looking for

Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD) or Doctoral Student (MSc) in CFD Fire Simulation

The position is for a fixed term (The expected total duration is three years. First contract will be for a period of one year, and the extension to three years is subject to meeting the performance criteria).

Key Accountabilities and Qualifications
The postdoctoral researcher / doctoral student will become a member of the new research team focusing on the computational methods of Fire Safety Engineering. The candidate will participate in development and maintenance of CFD-based fire simulation tools as an international collaborative effort. Specific research areas cover the numerical methods for thermal radiation, condensed phase pyrolysis, reactive boundary layers and two-phase flows.

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Applications are open to candidates with PhD or a masters degree from a wide range of backgrounds that are related to numerical fire simulations, such as physics, applied mathematics and mechanics, mechanical engineering and computer science. Experience in computational environments and programming is expected.

Candidates for the doctoral studies position should follow the Aalto University application process for doctoral studies: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Applying+for+doctoral+studies

Further information about the doctoral programs at Aalto University can be found at http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admissions/postgraduate_studies/

Salary and Place of Work
Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

The Department is located at Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. Further information about the department can be found at the web pages: http://buildtech.aalto.fi/en/.

Application Period and Instructions

The call is open till October 26, 2014. All material should be submitted in English. Furthermore, application materials will not be returned.

A complete application requires the following documents: (1) a statement of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an English abstract of PhD / master’s thesis, (4) a certified copy of the PhD / master’s diploma, (5) a transcript of records, (6) a letter of recommendations.

Please submit your application online: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/279/

Further Information
Further information can be obtained by directly contacting Prof. Simo Hostikka at simo.hostikka@aalto.fi or (+358 50447 1582). Emails are the preferred mode of communication in the first stage. Local candidates are encouraged to seek an appointment for face to face discussions.

Useful Web Sites
School of Engineering: http://eng.aalto.fi/en/
Aalto University: www.aalto.fi/en/
Information for international staff: www.aalto.fi/en/for/international/

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