Research Fellow in Set-based Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation (2 Posts)

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 08 Jan 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

For 36 Months


Full time starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum, pro rata.

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research activities focussing on development of a probabilistic multidisciplinary set-based design methodology and framework based on early in-house implementations, utilization of coupled aero-structural analyses for the design of aircraft in computational design optimization processes and the development of methods for design and modelling and simulation of structural components. You will ensure the delivery of project goals, and ensure 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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families .

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.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Timoleon Kipouros, Senior Lecturer, on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4336.

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