Scientist within computational fluid dynamics

Deadline: 19.11.2021


SINTEF is one of Europe's largest research organisations, with multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences and the social sciences. SINTEF is an independent foundation and has conducted contract research and development projects for the private and public sectors since 1950. SINTEF has 2000 employees from 75 countries and annual revenues of three billion Norwegian kroner.

Vision: Technology for a better society.

SINTEF Industry is a contract-based institute delivering research-based solutions and services that generate wealth for its clients both in Norway and overseas. On the basis of our multidisciplinary knowledge and advanced laboratories, we develop, in close collaboration with our clients and partners, technology and cross-disciplinary solutions within a wide range of technical and market segments.

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Over the last 70 years, we have created value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. Today, SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, striving to implement our vision, 'Technology for a better society'. SINTEF is non- profit, and all margin is re-invested into building state-of-the-art infrastructure and developing new research.

The Flow Technology research group works with reactive single and multi-phase flow and process related problems and challenges of interest to industry and society. Some of the current research topics include CCS, wind energy, metal production, electrolysis, bubble plumes, reactor technology, wave phenomena and more. The group consists of researchers with a background in applied CFD, chemical engineering, numerical methods, programming and experiments.

Job description:

We would like to strengthen our team with a scientist familiar with reactive and multiphase computational fluid dynamics. The scientist is envisaged to work on the development of novel reactor concepts for sustainable processes where our project portfolio is expanding. New projects include CFD modelling of wastewater treatment reactors and fluidized bed reactors for CO2 capture. Modelling frameworks have been established on these topics within the commercial software ANSYS Fluent. Thus, we a looking for candidates with

  • A MSc or PhD in preferably fluid dynamics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, process control, physics, or mathematics
  • Experience in reactor modelling using CFD
  • Knowledge of Ansys Fluent

It also an advantage with experience within one or several of these topics:

  • Implementation of user defined function in Ansys Fluent
  • Open-source CFD software, such as OpenFOAM
  • Kinetic theory of granular flow-based two-fluid models
  • Modelling of cavitation
  • Fluidized bed reactors
  • CO2 capture technology
  • Wastewater treatment

The candidate should be highly committed to applied science, be able to work in teams and strive for excellence. Good skills in English (written and oral) are required. Skills in Norwegian are an advantage, but not a requirement.

We offer:

  • Great opportunities for professional and personal development in an organization that values responsibility and initiative
  • Participation in innovative national and international projects in close collaboration with industry
  • Competitive salary according to SINTEF's salary system and a framework for professional and personal development within SINTEF, flexible working hours, child day care facilities, good pension and insurance schemes

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