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J. M. V. Rayner
03-19-1998, 03:03 AM
Dear Colleague,
I would be grateful if you would bring this appointment to the attention
of colleagues and others in your institution,

Many thanks,

Jeremy


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Professor Jeremy M. V. Rayner
School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, U.K.
tel. +44 117 928 8111, messages +44 117 928 7476, fax +44 117 925 7374
e-mail J.M.V.Rayner@bristol.ac.uk

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
Flight Mechanics Group
Research Assistant in Animal Flight Biomechanics, May 1998

Applications are invited for this BBSRC funded position, which will be
available from May 1998, to apply computational fluid dynamics techniques
to the aerodynamics of flapping flight in birds and bats. The research
will involve application of vortex panel techniques to the unsteady
aerodynamics of flapping animal wings, to determine the geometry and
mechanics of organized vortex structures in the wake, and to quantify
aerodynamic conditions around the wings consistent with the results of
flow visualization experiments. Suitable applicants will hold a PhD in
biological sciences, mathematics or aeronautics with an interest in
interdisciplinary research in biomechanics; suitably qualified
postgraduates are welcome to apply.

The post is for a fixed term of 15 months, in the first instance. Salary,
depending on age and experience, will be on the Research Assistant 1A/1B
scale (#15159-#21016). Informal enquiries to Professor Rayner on 0117 928
8111/7476 (e-mail j.m.v.rayner@bristol.ac.uk); for further information see
also http://www.bio.bris.ac.uk/research/flight/flight.htm. Application
forms (returnable by 20 April 1998) and further details are available from
Personnel Office, University of Bristol, Senate House, Bristol BS8 1TH,
U.K. (telephone 0117 925 6450, minicom 0117 928 8894, e-mail
recruitment@bris.ac.uk (stating postal address only), quoting reference
4653.



A PhD studentship on a related experimental topic may also be available
from 1 October 1998. See
http://www.bio.bris.ac.uk/research/flight/flight.htm