Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £58,139 per annum
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
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 Permanent
Salary Lecturer: £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £59,219 per annum) or Senior Lecturer: £52,162 to £58,139 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £72,673 per annum)
Apply by    23/06/2019      

Role Description

The Centre for Advanced Vehicle Engineering (AVEC) delivers research across a number of specialist areas associated with vehicle engineering to a wide range of industrial sectors from automotive manufacturers to space vehicle research teams, but always with a strong focus on improving vehicle performance and/or reducing the environmental impact and energy consumption of a vehicle’s manufacture and use. Our work on battery management system modelling is world-leading and we have a significant expertise in wheel tyre and brake systems, hybrid powertrain optimisation as well as advanced vehicle control and chassis dynamics. The Centre currently has a research portfolio of circa £4.5M delivered by the team and this number has increased year on year for the last decade. A number of our alumni are now in senior positions across motorsport, including F1, WRC and Formula E teams and in the automotive sector world-wide. We have active relationships with Nissan (who are located on the University’s technology park, Jaguar Land Rover, Scuderia Ferrari, Renault Sport Racing, Red Bull Technology, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix, Delta Motorsport, Prodrive and M-Sport.

We are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems to head up our work on vehicle electrical and electronic systems across a wide range of ground vehicle applications and teach a related module in motorsport and automotive domains.

You will have the responsibility for leading research in the field of electronics, control, hardware, software and their application for automotive, motorsport and industrial vehicles, identification of opportunities, attracting research funding at all levels from small commercial contracts to large public funded grants, supervision of research students and disseminating knowledge through technology transfer programs. You will manage your own contribution to the MSc in Automotive Mechatronics and MSc in Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics in the form of teaching, supervision and direction.

In addition to pursuing your own research, you will be expected to interact with researchers from other fields in our truly multidisciplinary Centre to support the requirements of our research and consultancy work

You will possess a PhD in electrical/control engineering, mechatronics, computer science or other field related to vehicle electronics and a demonstrable deep understanding of your own research field and its agenda.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Stefano Longo on 01234 75 8581 or or Prof James Brighton, Head of Centre, on (T); +44 (0)1234 752910 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. 

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