Research Fellow in Secure Trustworthy Autonomous Systems
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 Until 30 April 2024
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 06/12/2020
Cranfield University School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing welcomes applications from prospective Research Fellows in Security for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS), as part of the EPSRC funded TAS Node: Security.
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. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.
Our reputation for leading in the field of autonomous vehicle systems, applied artificial intelligence and control engineering has been established through more than thirty years of research into this field. We cover all types of autonomous vehicles including airborne, ground and marine as well as space.
The TAS node in security is a collaborative 3.5-year grant with Lancaster University, examining the fundamentals of security in networked autonomous systems. At Cranfield, our focus is on 4 areas: the mission, the control, the networking, and the human-machine interface.
We work in partnership with industrial clients and research organisations to provide high quality training, research, development and consultancy to meet the challenges of these competitive markets. We have an outstanding international reputation for the quality of our work and our capability of performing both theoretical and experimental studies.
Our work covers academic provision (MSc and PhD) and research. Research works span from fundamental research and development to single client contract research and development.
Cranfield University has been awarded a number of prestigious research grants about the future of digital autonomy, involving unmanned flight, adversarial artificial intelligence, secure data chain, and control engineering and human behaviour. We are recruiting 4 research fellows for this strategic EPSRC project to work under the umbrella of our general research vector in TAS with Lancaster.
As Research Fellow you will contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems, especially concerning the specific projects described above. You will be expected to collaborate with the existing staff working in the area and have communications and meetings with our collaborators within the university or in other international universities.
You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject and have experience of management research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in social network analysis and a background in Health & Safety would be an advantage.
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. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown 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. Find out more here.