MSCA, Early-Stage Researcher Fellowships for NextMGT ITN project

City University of London
January 03, 2023
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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.


NextMGT ‘Next Generation of Micro Gas Turbines for High Efficiency, Low Emissions and Fuel Flexibility' is a unique international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research project, which has been jointly designed by a strong consortium that members include high-profile universities and world- leading industries, based in EU member states and other EU countries

MPhil project title: Innovations in micro-gas turbines for aircraft propulsion

Objectives: (1) To develop an overall system approach design methods for MGTs for small aircraft and unmanned air vehicles propulsion. (2) To provide in depth understanding of the turbomachinery design requirements and innovative loss reduction techniques to meet cycle performance and cost targets. (3) To understand and quantify the trade-off between design improvements and overall capital and operation costs. (4) To investigate manufacturing technologies and materials innovations required to cut the cost of production and improve engine reliability.

The successful candidates will receive a financial package including mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers in an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks.


The Department of Engineering is pleased to advertise Marie Curie – Early- Stage Researchers position to begin in 2023, as part of the European Industrial Doctorates of the European Commission NextMGT project. The post is funded for 12 months and will allow the students to participate in an exciting research and training programme, enhancing their career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sector. To be eligible, applicants should not have been living in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. The successful candidate will be offered to continue on a three-year PhD programme funded by a standard studentship for the remaining 24 months.

Person Specification

The post holders must (i) be in the first 4 years of their research career, (ii) have a first degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or Physics with understanding of energy policy and regulations ((iii) Applicant should not have been living in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. (iv) Advanced understanding fundamentals of Engineering according to the specific topic (v) Understanding of analysis and modelling approaches.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 3rd January 2023 at 11:59pm.

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We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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