Research Fellow in Future of Flight Vertiport Capacity Modelling

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 06 Jun 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

24 Months


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 per annum to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 per annum

 We welcome applications from passionate, skilled, committed, prospective research fellows to join our team in the Future of Flight 3 Project to contribute to the modelling and analysis of vertiport capacity, involving crewed and un-crewed flights, connectivity to terrestrial airport access infrastructure, artificial intelligence, secure data chain and digital twin building. 

About the Role

We are recruiting for a research fellow to support vertiport capacity modelling under the umbrella of our general research vector of autonomous and intelligent systems in digital aviation and advanced air mobility and particularly under the Future of Flight funding programme. As Research Fellow you will contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems and the Centre for Air Transport Management. You will be expected to collaborate with the existing staff working in the area and have communications and meetings with our collaborators within the university and industry partners from Atkins and Skyports.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject and have experience of management research using both qualitative and quantitative methods, with a proven record of publishing or disseminating research outcomes in high quality conferences or academic journals. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in simulation modelling or the design and validation of digital algorithms, along with practical experience in computational models, preferably in the aerospace or air transport context. Domain of CAST simulation software would be an advantage.’ 

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 . 

The Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems is leader in the field of autonomous and space systems, applied artificial intelligence and signal processing with more than thirty years of research into this field. We cover all types of autonomous vehicles including airborne, ground and marine as well as space. 

The Centre for Air Transport Management is globally recognised as a leading research and teaching centre in air transport management, we focus on the commercial aspects of managing airlines and airports through integrating management with economics, finance, strategy, planning, design, operations, marketing, business development and technology. 

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 your line manager Henrik Rothe, Senior Lecturer in Airport Planning / Management, on (T): 07930 328 990 or (E):  

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4069.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  6 June 2022

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