Senior Research Fellow in Off-Road Dynamics and Vehicle Mobility

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2022

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Transport Systems/Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre

Senior Research Fellow in Off-Road Dynamics and Vehicle Mobility

Fixed term contract for 3 years

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 per annum, with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications from highly professional, dynamic individuals who enjoy working in a rapidly evolving environment, for the position of Senior Research Fellow in our Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC).

About the Role

AVEC has built a significant track record in the area of advanced vehicle engineering consultancy focused on off road and on road vehicle dynamics for wheeled and tracked vehicles. This role will support the continued development of this activity and in particular manage and deliver two large research projects associated with off road vehicle dynamics. The job holder will be expected to contribute to academic papers, income generation and research output and will also build, develop and maintain key business relationships with industrial partners.

About You

You will hold a PhD in a relevant field or equivalent significant experience in a relevant environment, such as industry. You will have a proven track record of successful proposal development and project management, alongside a record of high-quality research output. You will possess knowledge of vehicle mobility, terra-mechanics and off-road vehicle dynamics. In return, you will have the opportunity to both deliver these significant projects and play a pivotal role in the generation of new exciting projects within this subject area, developing yourself and your career in turn.

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 .

AVEC focuses primarily on the development, application and evaluation of advanced vehicle technologies to help make vehicles more capable, lighter, greener and more efficient.

Working across multiple sectors including automotive, aerospace, agriculture, defence and motorsport, we leverage our specialisms in electric & hybrid vehicle batteries, autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics, brake system performance, hybrid material development for vehicle light-weighting, motorsport vehicle simulation & testing, mechatronic system development and tyre dynamics, etc – all to provide a holistic technical solution to our commercial clients and a well-rounded, industry-linked education to our students.

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 .

We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until May 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 Professor James Brighton, Professor of Automotive Engineering on (T): 01234 752910 or (E):

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111. Please quote reference number 4032.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 01 May 2022

Interviews to be held mid-May. k

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