Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Aircraft Design

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Apr 2023

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 3 Years
Salary: Reseach Assistant: Starting salary is normally £26,860 per annum or Research Fellow: Starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum
Apply by: 16/04/2023

Role Description

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research on an Airbus led, Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)/IUK funded project, named ONEheart, as part of a large team. It involves research activities within the Aircraft Design Group, especially focusing on the conceptual and preliminary design of civil aircraft and the development of design techniques in the light of preliminary design outputs. The focus will be on the delivery of commissioned research in collaboration with many other researchers in a multidisciplinary context.

About You

To be appointed at Research Fellow level, you will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (or close to completion of your PhD) with the relevant experience and necessary knowledge of aerospace systems and vehicles.  Alternatively, you may be considered for a role as Research Assistant, provided you have a relevant Masters level degree in Aerospace & required knowledge and skills. In addition to the above, you will have experience in structural design as well as computer programming experience. With excellent communication skills, you will also be a good team player, enjoy presenting, and have the ability to cope with pressure.  Project planning is also an important skill for this post and successful applicants will be able to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace .

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Howard Smith, on (E):

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4474.

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