Research Fellow in Data Fusion for Aircraft Design

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 17 Apr 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

Until 31 March 2026


Starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research activities focussing on the development of data fusion approaches whereby experimental data and high-fidelity data, at varying Mach number, Reynolds number and from a variety of sources, can be brought together to form a single contiguous dataset for analysis in its own right, and for validation of the lower order methods. You will also be involved in the integration of these methods to the industry partner on this project as well as ensuring the delivery of project goals, and the dissemination of research activities through publication.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (or close to completion of your PhD), with the necessary technical knowledge and experience with a track record of design optimization for real world problems in aerospace or other domains. With excellent communication skills, you will be a good team player, enjoy presenting, and have the ability to cope with pressure.  Project planning is also an important skill for these posts 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. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here . We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Timoleon Kipouros, Senior Lecturer,

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4481

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