Research Fellow in Gas Turbine Combustor Design

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£32,656 - £33,553 per annum
Thursday, 18 April 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 12 months
Salary £32,656 - £33,553 per annum
Apply by 19/05/2019  

Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. The Propulsion Engineering Centre staff within SATM runs a large international activity embracing applied research, industrial short courses and leading MSc and PhD programs. This enjoys global visibility and extensive links with industry. Continuing success and growth, in the Centre has created an exciting opportunity for one gas turbine specialist.

Applications are invited from motivated individuals with an intimate knowledge of gas turbine engines for propulsion applications The aim of the research project is to advance the state of the art in the fields of micro gas turbine combustion system. You will work very closely with the existing team of the Propulsion Engineering Centre and will be responsible for undertaking high quality research associated with work packages in combustor design, which can operate with a wide range of burning fuels such as natural gas, diesel and biofuels. You will also be responsible for organising project meetings, writing project deliverables, coordinating research activities and you will have involvement in teaching and student supervision activities within the Centre, so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

This one-year post at Cranfield University will provide an exciting opportunity to work closely with the aerospace industry on commercial gas turbine engine components and systems design. It is a challenging position which will require research within a university collaborative research environment.

A relevant PhD (or close to completion), or significant work experience in gas turbine engine combustion technology is essential together with an MSc or MEng in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related subject. You should also have experience of using software packages for modelling and simulation of combustion systems and a proven track record of publishing in high quality journals.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Theoklis Nikolaidis, Reader in Gas Turbine Performance and Numerical Simulation on (E); or on +44 (0)1234 75-4640.

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.