Researcher position CFD

Researcher position in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate the coupling of acoustics and boundary layer flow.

Qualification Type:    Researcher
Location:                    Warsaw
Funding for:               EU Students
Funding amount:       4500 PLN grant per month
Hours:                         Full Time
Project is funded by the National Science Centre (

The aim of this project is to develop a methodology allowing to reduce the computational costs necessary to simulate the coupling of acoustics and boundary layer flow. It is believed that simulating simultaneously hydrodynamic instabilities and acoustic waves within a single CFD URANS solver is a right approach for achieving the main goal of the project. The main objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Understanding the instability mechanism in the laminar and turbulent boundary layers triggered by the acoustic waves (direct numerical simulation);
  • Formulation of guidelines, based on the collected DNS data, for closure of the unknown terms in the exact form of the Reynolds-stress transport and/or the laminar/turbulent kinetic energy equations;
  • Development and testing of two URANS/hybrid RANS-LES aero-acoustics simulation/coupling strategies.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded Researcher Position must demonstrate outstanding qualities.

Key requirements:

  • Master degree in relevant engineering or applied mathematics or physics is essential;
  • Candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and experience of mathematical and numerical modelling and the use of at least two software packages for flow simulations;
  • Proved by scientific publications, the knowledge and experience in development of the RANS-based laminar-to-turbulent transition models;
  • Proved by scientific publications the knowledge and experience in analysis of the turbomachinery flows;
  • Fluency in English is essential.

If you are interested, please send your CV and academic transcript to
dr hab. inż. Sławomir Kubacki (

Project duration 12 months (starting January 1, 2021). Closing date: The first call for applications will close on 21 December 2020.