Research Fellow in Aerospace Vehicle Design
Organisation: Cranfield University
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 31 December 2020
Salary: £33,309 to £35,166 per annum
Posted Date: 01/11/2019
Apply by: 04/12/2019
Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate institution and a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. It is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting-edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. We are also in the top 40 in the world for Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing (QS world rankings 2019). In the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) over 80% of the research carried out by Cranfield University was assessed to be either world or internationally leading, indicating the quality and impact of the work carried out at Cranfield University.
The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support. At the forefront of aerospace technology for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry.
As a Research Fellow you will support research and supervision activities within the Aircraft Design Group, especially focusing on supporting the Professor of Aircraft Design. Tasks will include supervising MSc and PhD students, contributing, where appropriate, to research contracts and assisting with publications. You will also be responsible for the management of aircraft design related software packages and tools being developed. Most of the work will be technical in nature with some administrative activities.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Aerospace Engineering, or related subject and a track record of publishing in high quality journals. You will also be able to carry out independent research as well as collaborative research with multiple partner institutions.
You will have a strong track record in aircraft conceptual design and aircraft conceptual design software development with a subject focus on MVO. Experience in supporting preliminary design studies will be desirable.
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Howard Smith, Acting Head of Centre for Aeronautics and Professor of Aircraft Design on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 8387 or (E); Howard.Smith@cranfield.ac.uk
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.