Research Fellow or Research Assistant in Intelligent Automation ( 2 Posts)

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 14 Nov 2021


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

2 Years


Full time starting salary for Research Fellow is normally £33,809 per annum. Full time starting salary for Research Assistant is normally £25,110 per annum

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation welcomes applications from researchers with knowledge of metrology and / or automation.  The Centre brings together aircraft structural and assembly engineers, automation experts and human factors specialists. It has significant experience in the development of advanced automation systems.

About the Roles

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two new Research Fellows or Research Assistants to join the team to support the ATI / Airbus Digital Assembly for Wing (DAWN) project. We are currently developing an integrated digital metrology environment to link complex metrology data both locally generated and from the supply chain to control complex assembly processes.

About You

We are looking for individuals to join the team with good software skills and a knowledge of metrology and / or automation. You will need to have good project management skills as well as taking a ‘hands on’ approach to the development of technology. A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject is essential for these posts. You will also ideally hold a relevant PhD (Research Fellow level), but exceptionally candidates with a Masters’ Degree and appropriate relevant experience may be considered (Research Assistant level). 

In return, the successful applicants will have exciting opportunities for career development in these key positions, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

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, please contact Professor Phil Webb, Head of Centre, on +44 (0)1234 758219 or +44 (0)1234 758223 or (E);

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 3795.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 November 2021

Interviews to be held: 22 & 25 November 2021

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