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ESR 14

Early Stage Researcher of 3 years

in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN network UCOM

(Ultrasound Cavitation in sOft Materials)


Host Institution: CITY, University of London

Supervisor: Prof. Manolis Gavaises /

Project Title: Cavitation cloud and tissue interaction

Objectives: (1) To implement/validate models for predicting cavitation cloud behaviour in tissues; (2) To employ the developed methodology for prediction of histotripsy and shock wave device performance.

The recruited ESR will be enrolled in a PhD programme. In addition to his/her individual doctoral project, the recruited ESR will benefit from a dedicated training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and network wide training activities related to the development of scientific knowledge and the enhancement of transferable skills.

The successful candidate will receive a financial package including mobility and family allowance (if applicable), and will be employed according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in a EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

Post: Early Stage Researcher, Marie Curie Fellow

School: School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Tenure: Fixed term – 3 years

Scale of Pay: According to the MSCA-ITN rules: £36,261.0 to £37,345.0 per year

Report to: Prof Manolis Gavaises, City University London

Person Specifications:

We are looking for enthusiastic Early Stage Researchers, who want to apply know-how and experience in a challenging technical environment. In more specific terms:
• Applicant is in the first 4 years of his/her research career. This is measured from the
date of graduation (MSc degree or equivalent), which formally entitles him/her to
embark on a doctorate.
• Master (or equivalent) degree in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry
• Applicant should not have been living in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3
• Advanced understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics is essential.
Chemistry background is a plus.
• Understanding of numerical methods and techniques
• Advanced experience with programming languages is necessary (e.g. Fortran, C/C++,
• Experience in any of the following is a plus: Parallel computing (OpenMP, MPI)
• Experience in using/modifying commercial/open source CAE software is a huge plus
(e.g. ANSYS Fluent, OpenFOAM).
• Good communication skills.
• Knowledge of the English language, both oral and written (Proficiency or equal).


The successful candidate will be employed for 3 years (36 months) and will receive a
financial package including mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early
Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training
Networks (ITN).
Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the following main duties:

  • To work closely with the principal investigator and co-ordinator to ensure project deliverables and milestones are met in a timely manner.
  • To assist in the dissimilation and outreach activity by providing suitable material to the project web site.
  • Being able to function both in a team and independently, with a good positive attitude to the wide variety of people encountered
  • A critical and inquisitive attitude with regard to results, which can be translated into new research questions.
  • To liaise closely with and travel to the premises of the partners on the project, or to other sites, to meet any industrial requirements of the position, observing the specific rules of the Marie Curie actions.
  • To play a leading role in raising the national and international profile of The Team by publishing articles in international journals, attendance at conferences,
  • To work as a member of the research centre within the discipline, playing a full part in the research life of the research team of the partner institutions.
  • To play an appropriate role in planning and shaping future strategy and direction, working with other staff within The Team in a collegiate framework.
  • To undertake other duties as required by the project coordinator.

How to Apply