CFD Research Scientist

Coanda Research and Development Corporation - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Coanda Research & Development Corporation is a rapidly growing research and development company specializing in solving the most complex industrial problems. Our expertise is the application of fundamental scientific principles to tackle complex problems. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling and custom instrumentation. Our scientific, logical and comprehensive approach to industrial and engineering challenges often leads to fundamental, lasting solutions for clients and a rewarding place to work for our employees.

A challenging opportunity exists in our Burnaby, BC facility for an intermediate level Research Scientist with a strong background in fluid mechanics and CFD. The successful candidate will engage in advanced research and development projects over a wide range of industrial sectors and technologies. The key responsibilities will include:

  • Application of CFD models to analyze industrial systems
  • Selection of suitable mathematical models and computational approaches and their implementation within a commercial software environment to simulate complex flows
  • Supplement commercial code with custom sub-routines if required features are not available
  • Development of computational grids for complex 3D geometries
  • Post-processing and analysis of simulation results to address research objectives
  • Assessment of quality and accuracy of the numerical solution and taking steps to improve them
  • Report preparation and presentations to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Technical leadership and project management
  • Proposal development and project planning
  • Technical support in various subject areas to other researchers
  • Building and management of client relationships

Required skills and experience:

  • Very strong fundamental knowledge and understanding of fluid mechanics, the principles of heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, process simulation, and numerical methods
  • Extensive experience in developing CFD models for complex fluid dynamics problems
  • Deep understanding and practical experience with various approaches to simulate multi-phase flow
  • Familiarity with CFD software packages (ANSYS Fluent preferred) and mesh generation software (GAMBIT, ICEM preferred)
  • Ability to work to deadlines, in a fast-paced and resource-constrained environment
  • Comfortable with both working independently and as part of a team
  • Preparation of reports, papers, proposals and/or grant applications
  • Presentation of results to industry experts, clients and internal stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to stay current with the latest developments in the field
  • Impressive academic record supported by peer-reviewed publications

Areas of desired skills and experience:

  • CFD code development
  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Management of research projects
  • Mathematical statistics and data analysis
  • Operation and administration of high-performance Linux clusters

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD in Engineering or related discipline with a focus on Fluid Mechanics (MSc with a strong record will be considered)
  • 5+ years of post PhD research experience (industrial settings preferred)
  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in BC (or ability to obtain it) is an asset

Please include a cover letter and a publication list with you CV as part of a job application.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • post PhD research: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Post-Doctorate (Preferred)

Licence:

  • P.Eng (Preferred)