Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Composites for Energy Storage and Transportation

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £48,323 per annum / £53,205 to £59,302 per annum
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Contract Type

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 actively considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with potential progression up to £60,403 per annum (Lecturer) or in the range of £53,205 to £59,302 per annum, with potential progression up to £74,126 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Apply by 06/07/2021

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.

We welcome applications for this key post from those with the relevant research and teaching experience in the area of composites for energy storage and transportation, with the ability to set up and run large and small research projects, doctoral and MSc projects, and academic and industrial collaborations.

About Manufacturing

Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials’ technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on simulation and modelling, and sustainability.  They also include work in composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).

About the Role

The role involves developing research, teaching and consultancy activity in the relevant area covering specific aspects of the formulation, manufacture, design and implementation of composite materials able to address the challenges associated with their use in the area of Energy Storage and Transportation. This should cover activities ranging from hydrogen systems, new structural energy applications in automotive industry, aerospace developments and space applications with focus on the opportunities composite materials offer for developing functionalities currently incompatible with material use in conventional applications. The post is research focused with the aim of internationally leading position.

The research activities will include the successful submission of funding bids in an independent capacity and the successful management and delivery of projects, alongside effective dissemination of project outcomes through high quality publications in international scientific journals and high TRL activities that bring the research results to the level required for commercial/industrial application. The research portfolio will include national and international, academic and industrial partnerships and participation in large collaborative programs.  Involvement in research student supervision and recruitment will enhance the research effort at low TRL, whilst providing opportunities for further long-term impact through the training of young researchers.  Contribution to teaching activities (at MSc and EngD level as well as short courses) will be specialised in the areas of research of the post, targeting a wider audience of young scientist and engineers, who will play a role in achieving future impact through the application and dissemination of specialist knowledge.

About You

With demonstrable experience in the above activities, and a PhD in a Materials, Science or Engineering discipline, ideally in an area related to the application of composites in energy applications, you will have publications in high quality journals as primary author.  You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to form effective internal and external collaborations.  Ideally, you will have knowledge of simulation / numerical analysis and specialised testing methods for energy materials, and experience in the application of space, deep sea, high temperatures or aggressive conditions and/or additive manufacturing/3D printing to the processing of composite materials.

In return, you will be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and working 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 are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from this group.  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 about this opportunity, please contact Professor Krzysztof Koziol, Head of Composites Centre, on (E);

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on (E); Please quote reference number 3659.

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