Lecturer in Automated Inspection and Diagnostics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£44,001 to £49,048 per annum with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum
07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2022
Contract Type

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 Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 per annum with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum
Apply by 20/01/2022

Role Description

Cranfield University School of Aerospace Transport Manufacturing and the IVHM Centre welcomes applications from engineers with expertise in non-destructive testing and evaluation, image processing, and advanced diagnostics for aerospace and transport systems.

About the Role

This role will have a significant impact on the shape and future direction of our activities in aircraft MRO (via DARTeC), as the IVHM Centre who is part of DARTeC is leading the MRO activities within the University. The role will also build an independent portfolio of research and PhD supervision. The contribution will be in the area of Automated Inspection and Diagnostics

About You

You will hold a PhD in Engineering (or related area), with a proven track record of publishing in high quality journals and experience of industrially sponsored management research. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in the design and execution of non-destructive inspection experiments but also in the design and development of experimental rigs for automated inspection and diagnostics research. Good skills in image processing, monitoring and diagnostics are essential.

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

About Us

The Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre is a joint effort by Industry and Academia to develop state of the art diagnostic and prognostic capabilities that change the way services are provided today. The IVHM Centre was launched by Cranfield University, Britain’s premier postgraduate, research intensive university together with Boeing, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Meggitt and Thales in 2008. It is located at Cranfield University’s Cranfield site. The Centre is now globally recognized, having defined the subject area and further developing new areas of expansion.

The development of the Centre, along with other areas in the University, significantly contributed to the recent DARTeC (Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre) proposal success. Through DARTeC, the IVHM Centre will be leading the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) developments and activities with expertise and capabilities in UAV-Robotics Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspections, sensor monitoring, and advanced digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Twins (DT), tools that could be used to synchronize, monitor, and improve all processes related to Aircraft MRO. 

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Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

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.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Nico Avdelidis, Professor and Head of Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre on (E);

For any queries relating to the recruitment process for this role please contact on (E); Please quote reference number 3825

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