GexCon is an internationally leading company in the field of process safety. Our engineers take pride in sharing their extensive knowledge on explosion phenomena acquired over more than four decades of applied research, experimental testing and consultancy services for the oil and gas industry. GexCon has extensive experience from investigating accidents such as Piper Alpha, TWA 800, Buncefield and Vest Tank. GexCon's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool FLACS is the de facto industry standard for simulating the consequences of dispersion and explosion scenarios in complex geometries. GexCon's main office is located in Bergen, Norway, and GexCon has subsidiaries in the US, UK, Australia, Indonesia, Italy and China.
- GexCon seeks a competent candidate with an MSc degree in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or similar, that is motivated for embarking on a 4-year PhD project in our company. Hands-on experience from mathematical modelling of multiphase flow and/or combustion phenomena is an advantage.
- The work entails implementing, validating and documenting models for multi-phase flow and turbulent flame propagation in dust clouds in the CFD tool FLACS-DustEx (DESC).
- Project proposals and project management of occasional consulting projects for industry.
- Dissemination of results in the form of journal publications and presentations at conferences.
- MSc degree in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or similar, that qualifies for admittance to the PhD program at the University of Bergen.
- Familiar with scientific programming languages, such as FORTRAN or C++, and scripting tools such as Python.
- Proficient in Linux and Windows.
- Experience with CFD and/or knowledge about dust explosions is an advantage.
- College / University, Master's degree
- Excellent problem solving capabilities.
- Well-developed communication skills.
- Good command of the English language.
- Working knowledge of German is an advantage.
- Able to manage and control own workload.
To read more and find out how to apply, please visit Christian Michelsen Research here.