Research Fellow in Aircraft Systems

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 18 Jul 2022


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

1 year - 1st October 2022 – 30th September 2023


Full time starting salary is normally £33,809 per annum

We welcome applications for this exciting new Research Fellow post from passionate, prospective candidates to join our team to contribute to projects in the areas of aircraft cabin systems, including cabin air quality.  

About the Role

The purpose of this post is to support and deliver to an industry funded project titled Aviation Biosafety Sensing System. You will be responsible for undertaking high quality research associated with the Cranfield University project work package in cabin system integration and certification, and aircraft fleet level bio-threat impact analysis. You will be responsible for managing the research tasks, organising project meetings, writing project deliverables and coordinating research activities and will need excellent interpersonal skills.

About You

You will most likely be educated to doctoral level in an aerospace / relevant subject and have experience of aircraft systems research including in analytical methods. As an alternative to holding a PhD, you will have significant and equivalent relevant experience. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in cabin systems and a background in cabin air systems would be an advantage. You will be confident in communicating with external partners professionally and skilled in project management and report writing. 

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible female candidates.  To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we hold an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award, are members of Working Families; sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day and signatories of the Women in Defence and Women in Aerospace and Aviation Charters.  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, please contact Dr. Craig Lawson, Reader in Airframe Systems, on +44 (0)1234 754686 or (E);

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4133.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   18th July 2022

Interviews to be held: Early August

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