Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Electromagnetic Actuation

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£30,600 (Research Assistant) or £33,309 to £35,166 per annum (Research Fellow)
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 18 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
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 until 31 March 2022
£30,600 per annum (Research Assistant) or £33,309 to £35,166 per annum, dependent on skills and experience (Research Fellow)
Apply by 08/12/2020

Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative individual, with expertise in electromagnetic modelling and electric circuit design, within the Centre for Thermal Energy and Materials (CTEM). The CTEM has a strong record in applied research in the academic and industrial sectors. Our research areas include renewable and low carbon energy systems, advanced power generation systems for efficiency benefits, heating and cooling and next generation technologies for reduction in energy demand.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world. 

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here

This post resides within the CTEM and is related to many research activities across the University. The key mission is to extend our knowledge in micro-scale (possibly nano-scale) electromagnetic devices for a range of novel applications, including battery thermal management, aero-engine cooling and precision delivery of drug to human organs. The project will involve partners from City and Oxford Universities. It is expected significant new knowledge that runs across multiple disciplines will be created by exploiting the distinctive expertise residing in each partner. The key objectives for these projects are explained within the candidate brief. 

You will have a PhD in Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering / Industrial Engineering. You must have proven experience in electromagnetic modelling and electronic circuit design, and competence in advanced software design tools. You will have demonstrated skills in building and testing electric and electronic devices including those at micro-scale levels. 

Whilst you will work within a multi-disciplinary research environment, you will also be self-resourceful and work independently with own initiatives. You will play an active role in fostering a vibrant research culture among your peers. 

To be successful in your role you will have a high degree of ingenuity and the ability to ‘think out of the box’. You should have excellent written and presentation skills in the dissemination of scientific results, and aspiration in generating high-quality high-volume publications. Your ability to communicate complex information clearly to partners and stakeholders to maximise research impact is highly desirable.   

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. Find out more here

For an informal discussion please contact Prof. Patrick Luk, Professor of Electrical Engineering, on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 754716