CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant in Flight Simulation Technologies

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Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£24,254 per annum
Posted
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Ref
2906
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Government and industry initiative aiming to transform the UK’s current overall aircraft and wing design capability has led to significant investment into aerospace research and development. The civil air transport industry is about to undergo a step-change to meet future economic, mobility and environmental challenges, and work done within these studentships aims to position Airbus and its partners at the forefront of this change by developing a rapid, world-beating wing design and integration capability.

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
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 1 Year
Salary £24,254 per annum
Apply by 19/12/2018

Role Description

Government and industry initiative aiming to transform the UK’s current overall aircraft and wing design capability has led to significant investment into aerospace research and development. The civil air transport industry is about to undergo a step-change to meet future economic, mobility and environmental challenges, and work done within these studentships aims to position Airbus and its partners at the forefront of this change by developing a rapid, world-beating wing design and integration capability. As part of this investment a position for a Research Assistant has been created within The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) at Cranfield University.

Based within the Centre for Aeronautics you will be taking part in collaborative research within projects sponsored by Airbus and Rolls Royce to develop flight simulation technologies that will shape the next generation of civil aircraft. Your role will focus on the software development and enhancement of the flight simulators operated and used for real-time piloted demonstration of technologies developed at Cranfield. Your role within the projects will give you an excellent view of and opportunities for involvement in developing the latest simulation and experimental testing technologies. It is also an excellent opportunity to work in an industrially relevant environment supported by companies such as Airbus and Rolls Royce.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have an MSc in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or equivalent), and a strong track record in software development, particularly in modelling and simulation of complex systems; such as aircraft. Experience in real-time simulation using MATLAB/Simulink and programming skills (especially in C/C++), with knowledge of mathematical modelling of aircraft/vehicle dynamics is also essential. Self-motivated individuals are sought with excellent communication skills and a flexible independent approach to research. Any experience in the fields of aerodynamics and flight mechanics, would be useful, but not essential. You should also enjoy working in an international team, seek an intellectual challenge, strive for excellence in research and, be ready to take on responsibility.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Mudassir Lone, Lecturer in Flight Dynamics, on +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 5337 or (E); m.m.lone@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.