Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Electromagnetic Actuation
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 until 31 January 2023
Salary £30,600 per annum (Research Assistant) or £33,309 to £35,166 per annum, dependent on skills and experience (Research Fellow)
Apply by 01/03/2021
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative individual, with an expertise in implementation of micro-electromagnetic actuation, 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.
About the Role
This post resides within the CTEM and is related to other 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, computer chips and aero-engine cooling. 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 / Control Engineering. You must have proven experience in the modelling and control of electromagnetic or other types of micro-actuators, and competence in relevant advanced design and control tools. You will have demonstrated skills in implementing 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 excellent written and presentation skills in the dissemination of scientific results, and aspiration in generating high-quality publications. Your ability to communicate complex information clearly to partners and stakeholders to maximise research impact is highly desirable.
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.
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 Prof. Patrick Luk, Professor of Electrical Engineering, on E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)1234 754716
Interviews to be held: 10 March 2021