Research Fellow in Multiphysics Modelling

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 10 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

Fixed Term Contract for 42 months


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

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research activities for an exciting new project and specifically to support the Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences. The focus will be on multi-physics modelling, design of experiments through the development and application of state-of-the-art modelling methods for landing gear shock absorber systems to achieve the project objectives.

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 strong track record of developing and applying computational fluid dynamics models, competent user of at least one programming languages (Fortran/Python/C/C++), experience in using and developing open-source CFD software, experience in pre-processing (CAD, Mesh generation), and post-processing (Paraview, Tecplot, Visit,Matlab) software packages, as well as  experience of using national HPC facilities for massively parallel simulations. A good track record of publishing at international peer-reviewed journals, and conference proceedings is desirable. With excellent communication skills, you will be a good team player, enjoy presenting, and can cope with pressure.  Project planning is also an important skill for this post 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. 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 about this opportunity, please contact Dr Panagiotis (Takis) Tsoutsanis, Senior Lecturer, on (T): +44 (0)1234 754635 or (E):

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