Research Fellow in Industrial Inspections

Cranfield, Bedford
£32,656 per annum
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Manufacturing Theme, Through-life Engineering Services Centre

Research Fellow in Industrial Inspections

Full-time, Fixed term contract for 12 months

£32,656 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

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. 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.
Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight major themes at Cranfield University. Our capability is world-leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise. The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Centre under the Manufacturing theme focuses on developing knowledge, technology and process demonstrators to provide the capability for the concept design of high-value engineering systems based on design and manufacturing for through-life engineering services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Degradation Assessment of Complex Systems team to work on advancement of non-destructing testing funded by Lloyd's Register Foundation and EPSRC Platform Grant. The aim of this research is to develop a novel counterfeit electronic components and boards inspection technique that will significantly reduce the inspection cost and time. The key responsibility of this post holder is 1) inspection prototype design and integration, and 2) pattern recognition for fault and degradation detection. You will be required to publish papers in high-quality journals based on the research completed. You will also act as the day to day research coordinator for the consortium (two industrial partners involved). 

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Mechanical or Electronical Engineering or Computer Science or related subjects with a good background in Non-Destructive Testing or other related industrial inspection and testing, and data analytics. A wide knowledge of computing algorithms and programming languages is also essential.
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Yifan Zhao, Lecturer in Image and Signal Processing and Degradation Assessment on +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2283 or (E); 

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.

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 754951. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2817. 

Closing date for receipt of applications:   04 January 2019

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