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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Post Doctoral Research Associate - Ref: 3281

(15 January 2014)

The Department of Geography at Durham University wishes to appoint a full-time Grade 7 post-doctoral research associate for 24 months from 1st May 2014 or thereafter, to work on a collaborative research project between the Universities of Birmingham, Durham, and UIUC (Illinois, USA) on a project entitled ‘The hydrodynamics of microbial landscapes’ funded by NERC. The aim of the project is to develop a quantitative numerical representation of flows at the micro-scale through permeable river beds and the interaction and the influence that biofilms have on the flow, through; i) collection, culture and quantification of biofilm structure; ii) laboratory flume experiments applying micro-particle image velocimetry (PIV) techniques; iii) the development of a novel high resolution numerical model which predicts biofilm-flow interaction; and iv) the scaling-up of the numerical model to enable an assessment of the effect of the drag associated with the dynamic moving biofilms on conveyance systems.

To discuss this post further please contact Rich Hardy ( Tel: 0191 3341973
Closing date: 15th February 2014