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    Dear Colleague,
    I would be grateful if you would bring this appointment to the attention
    of colleagues and others in your institution,

    Many thanks,


    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


    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; for further information see
    also 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 (stating postal address only), quoting reference

    A PhD studentship on a related experimental topic may also be available
    from 1 October 1998. See