Research Fellow in Aerostructures

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Sep 2022

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Aerospace/Centre for Aeronautics

Research Fellow in Aerostructures

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

Full time starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications for this exciting new post from those with relevant knowledge and experience in the theoretical or numerical modelling and simulation of structures coupled with aerodynamic forces.

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research on a project as part of a large team. It involves research activities such as ensuring the delivery of the project goals and the participation in the organizational, management and dissemination activities in support of the project. It will also involve supporting the development, exploitation and integration of investigated methods into the in-house aero-engine design frameworks.

About You

To be appointed at Research Fellow level, you will be educated to doctoral level with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (or close to completion). In addition to the above skills and abilities, you will have knowledge of knowledge of aerostructures (strength and stiffness), structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, and engineering software development. You will be proficient in composing project deliverables, enjoy giving presentations, and be able to assist in project integration workshops and other meetings. With excellent communication skills, you will also be a good team player, and have the ability to cope with pressure. Project planning is also an important skill for this post along with the ability to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative. Ideally, you will also have experience and knowledge of Aerostructure design and FE analysis using CATIA and NASTRAN, multidisciplinary optimization and engineering programming skills (Fortran) and interface with commercial software.

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. Find out more about our Aerospace theme and Centre for Aeronautics.

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 Professor Shijun Guo (E):

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4197.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 September 2022

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