Research Fellow in Experimental Propulsion Aerodynamics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum
Thursday, 4 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School/Department 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 12 months
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 28/02/2021

Role Description

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.

Cranfield University School of Aerospace Transport Manufacturing (SATM) and the Centre for Propulsion Engineering welcomes applications from Aircraft, Propulsion and Mechanical engineers with expertise in aerodynamic testing in aerospace flow systems.

About the Theme/Centre

The Centre for Propulsion Engineering, within SATM at Cranfield, has a strong track record in power plant modelling and propulsion system performance simulation and experimental research. Research activities in the past 50 years, on gas turbine applications in power and propulsion, cover virtually every aspect of the field including propulsion system integration and experimental propulsion aerodynamics. Extensive participation in various EU and UK funded projects has strengthened and established the Centre as a key contributor to path breaking research while acquiring a peripheral view of the emergence of new technologies in the field.

About the Role

The successful candidate will join the Gas Turbine Technology Group within the Centre for Propulsion Engineering. This is a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of aircraft-engine integration and contribute to sustainable and zero emissions Aviation. We are looking for highly motivated researchers to join our experimental propulsion aerodynamics group. You will have the opportunity to work closely with world leading researchers and industrial engineers on the design and execution of experimental campaigns on novel aircraft configurations using advanced, optical measurement techniques.

About You

You will hold a PhD (or close to completion) in Aerospace, Propulsion, Systems, Mechanical/Process Engineering, Applied Aerodynamics or related subject, with a proven track record of publishing in high quality journals and experience of industrially sponsored management research. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in the design and execution of aerodynamic experiments but also in the design and development of experimental rigs for aerodynamic research. Good 3D CAD modelling and programming skills are essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and you will be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible Working

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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Pavlos Zachos, Senior Lecturer in Propulsion System Aerodynamics, on (E); 

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on (E); Please quote reference number 3517.

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