• Investigator sought for IFRF Livorno research facility

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After its first successful year of consolidation in 2007, the IFRF is ready to reinforce its scientific team.  With the emphasis on internationalisation, a search is now open for an Investigator to complete the core group based in Livorno, Italy. 

Investigators are responsible for the planning and execution of the IFRF’s experimental campaigns.  The work includes the supervision of the technical teams deployed for the experiments, and the analysis and reporting of experimental outcomes.  The capacity to run CFD codes is considered important.

Expressions of interest are sought from young PhD’s in a relevant Engineering discipline, preferably with experience relating to combustion, emissions or energy systems.  Aspirants should demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English, which will be the working language of the IFRF in Italy.  In addition to their technical background, candidates for the post of Investigator should have excellent communications skills, and be familiar with the use of modern IT systems.
The position will be based in the IFRF’s new offices at Livorno.  It is envisaged that successful candidate will be offered a fixed term contract of three years in the first instance.
Potential candidates are invited to send a short CV and a letter of reference from an academic supervisor or IFRF fellow to traceybiller@ifrf.net with an indication of the timing of their availability.  A letter of motivation is also invited.

Further details of conditions of employment will be supplied by Professor Tognotti, who may be contacted on leo.tognotti@ifrf.net