EDF has an R&D centre in the UK with around 50 researchers in situ. The centre is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D network and works across the whole value chain of electricity; successfully leading on millions of pounds worth of international projects. Find out more.

EDF Research and Development (R&D UK) works in partnership with a number of universities across the UK. They offer research opportunities, giving students the chance to develop their academic qualifications; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Engineering Doctorate (EngD), whilst gaining industrial experience within one of the onsite teams. 

EDF is currently sponsoring an iCase award on the modelling of condensation using computational fluid dynamics. This 4-year experience offers the opportunity to focus on the modelling of condensation, which is a challenging phenomenon to model accurately. You'll master skills in advanced modelling and simulation, involving software development and a rigorous verification and validation approach, while applying them on a concrete case of steam condensation in AGR boilers. Based at the University of Manchester, you'll share the offices with both academics and EDF research engineers.


To apply for this condensation iCase opportunity please send your CV to: before 30th September 2020.

Why join us?

• Chance to innovate on behalf of our customers, developing sophisticated, real-world tools and processes,

• Help to build new partnerships, strengthening our position in Europe and developing robust low-carbon energy solutions.

What we're looking for

• A first or second-class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering, physics or computer science.

• A good understanding of fluid mechanics and experience in mechanical modelling (preferably CFD).

• An interest in research and an appetite for programming would be beneficial.

Where could it take you?

Claire Canning’s experience: Clare joined the R&D UK Renewables team on a placement within her Engineering Doctorate.

Read here about how her time within R&D UK helped her to build her confidence. 


The University of Manchester, within the Modelling and Simulation Centre (joint entity between the University of Manchester and EDF).

Rewards and benefits

As the students taking up these research positions will be employed by a university, the pay rates and benefits will depend on that offered by the university, and also will change from opportunity to opportunity. Interested students would need to check each individual opportunity to receive further details on the remuneration.


To apply for this condensation iCase opportunity please send your CV to: before 30th September 2020.