Research Fellow in Low Emissions Aircraft Propulsion System Evaluation

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 09 Feb 2022

Organisation

Cranfield University


School/Department

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

3 Years


Salary

Reseach Assistant: Starting salary is normally £25,110 per annum or Research Fellow: Starting salary is normally £33,809 per annum


We welcome applications for this exciting new Research Fellow post. The work undertaken in this role will support a project that will deliver major impact through development of novel design methods and tools. These methods and tools will be utilised to conceptualise and assess next generation aircraft and propulsion systems using alternative fuels and configured to achieve zero carbon emission in flight.

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research on a project as part of a large team.  It involves research activities within the Centre for Propulsion, especially focusing on the development and application of novel methods and tools to design and undertake techno-economic and environmental assessments of novel integrated propulsion technology configurations utilising alternative fuels.

About You

To be appointed at Research Fellow level, 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. Alternatively, you may be considered for a role as Research Assistant, provided you have a relevant Masters’ level degree & required knowledge and skills. You will have experience in composing project deliverables, delivering effective 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.

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 Devaiah Nalianda, on (E): devaiah.nalianda@cranfield.ac.uk


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