Research Fellow in Aerospace Communication Systems

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 05 Jan 2023


Cranfield University


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

36 months


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum

We welcome applications from Research Fellows to support the advanced connectivity research group.

About the Role

As a Research Fellow you will contribute to the research and teaching activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems, especially concerning the specific activities of: (1) research in avionics radio communications for manned and unmanned systems (especially in urban air mobility and drone) (2) develop algorithm using AI and machine learning, (3) 5G technology and Satellite communications (4) teaching in communication systems and AI embedded systems, (5) lab installation (6) engage with business and defence stakeholders to develop research projects, and (7) assist in group activities and other academics, (8) deliver high-quality of journal publications and knowledge dissemination via effective oral communication skills.

About You

Candidates are expected to be confident and independent researchers with a PhD (or close to completion) in Telecommunication Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Avionics Communications, or relevant engineering discipline, such as Embedded system engineering.

You will also have a proven track record of publishing in high quality journals, excellent time-management skills, be able to work both independently and as part of a team and be experienced in carrying out experimental research.

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 .

Our reputation for leading in the field of advanced air mobility, autonomous vehicle systems, aerospace engineering, communication systems, applied artificial intelligence and control engineering has been established through more than thirty years of research into this field.

Learn more about the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems.

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  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 Dr Saba Al-Rubaye , Reader in Autonomous and Connected Systems, on +44 (0) 1234 75 4887 or s.a

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4267.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5 January 2023

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