Research Fellow in Propulsion Aerodynamics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£32,656 to £34,476 per annum
24 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 36 months
Salary £32,656 to £34,476 per annum
Apply by 16/06/2019    

Role Description

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.

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 60 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry.

The Propulsion Engineering Centre enjoys global visibility and extensive links with industry. The Centre is looking to expand its internationally renowned activities by the recruitment of a suitable full-time Research Fellow. The purpose of this post is to deliver research in the area of propulsion systems aerodynamic integration. The computational studies will focus on engine intake aerodynamics engine / airframe integration and the modelling of object ingestion and trajectory prediction for fan and engine testing. This will include advanced unsteady CFD modeling using a range of methods. This will mainly comprise work in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Additional responsibilities include publishing papers in high-quality journals as well as assisting with MSc and PhD student projects.

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, as well as aerodynamics experience. You will have recent experience of computational fluid dynamics, ideally in the aerospace field. Good skills in engineering computing and programming are also required and experience of optimisation methods would be beneficial. A demonstrated ability to write high quality journal papers and reports is also needed.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor David MacManus, Professor of Propulsion Aerodynamics & Installations, on +44 (0)1234 75 4735 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.