Research Fellow, Radiation Sensors and Systems

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
28 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 02/07/2020

Role Description

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. To find out more please visit our website:

This role will be based at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire in our School of Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS). CDS has an unrivalled reputation for defence education, research and consultancy, our expertise is trusted by governments, armed forces, and industry and security services around the world. Visit the Cranfield website to learn more about the School’s current research activities, taught programmes and impact: Learn more about CDS.

This post is for a Research Fellow in Radiation Sensors & Systems. You will be in the final stages, or in possession of a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship and will work closely with delivering the outputs required of a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship. The project offers unique opportunities to work very closely with industry and other stakeholders on cutting edge applied research.

You will hold a PhD (or nearing completion) in an area that includes material analysis or sensor technologies and integration. Significant expertise in materials analysis and sensor development is essential as is a developing track record of publishing in high quality journals and growing experience of leading research activities. 

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

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. 

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

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. To find out more, please visit

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: (0)1793 785167. Please quote reference number 3359.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 02 July 2020

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