Research Assistant/Research Fellow

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£24,739 to £28,338 per annum / £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
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 per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Until 30 May 2022
Salary Research Assistant: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £24,739 to £28,338 per annum, with potential progression up to £35,420 per annum or Research Fellow: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Apply by 25/05/2021

Role Description

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Software Development for Battery Management Algorithms

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’s Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre welcomes applications from researchers to develop and integrate battery management software to accelerate the impact of two major research projects on next-generation batteries.

About Transport Systems

Transport Systems is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University.  In an increasingly interconnected world, our award-winning research and teaching is helping to define the future of global transport. We specialise in understanding the whole environment in which transport operates: the vehicles, infrastructure, businesses and logistics as well as the human aspects of operating, managing and using transport.

About the Role

As part of its portfolio of research, Cranfield is participating in two projects relating to Lithium-Sulfur batteries: LiS:FAB (funded by Innovate UK) and LISA (funded by the European Commission).  These projects are developing novel models and state estimation algorithms for the management of this new battery technology.

The aim of the post is to identify potential ‘problem areas’ that users of our algorithms might encounter in practice, to develop model-based software tests to capture these, to help design suitable mitigations, and to generally support researchers transitioning algorithms to Simulink.

About You

Applicants will be expected to hold a relevant MEng/MSc degree or to have equivalent experience, to have prior experience writing software in a research/industrial environment, prior experience of interfacing software with the physical world, and skills in numerical computing, MATLAB and Simulink.  The applicant will need to demonstrate good speaking and listening skills, good presentation skills, good time management and the ability to work independently.  To be appointed at research fellow grade, the applicant will be expected to hold (or be close to completion of) a relevant PhD or to have equivalent experience and will also need to demonstrate significant prior experience developing software in a relevant research/industrial environment.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support 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 Daniel Auger, Reader in Electrification, Automation and Control on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 8062 or (E);

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