Research Fellow or Research Assistant in Intelligent Automation

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,809 per annum Full time starting salary for Research Assistant is normally £25,110 per annum
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term

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 2 Years
Salary Full time starting salary for Research Fellow is normally £33,809 per annum Full time starting salary for Research Assistant is normally £25,110 per annum
Apply by 30/01/2022

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation welcomes applications from researchers with knowledge of metrology and / or automation.  The Centre brings together aircraft structural and assembly engineers, automation experts and human factors specialists. It has significant experience in the development of advanced automation systems.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Research Fellow or Research Assistant to join the team to support the ATI / Airbus Digital Assembly for Wing (DAWN) project. We are currently developing an integrated digital metrology environment to link complex metrology data both locally generated and from the supply chain to control complex assembly processes.

About You

We are looking for an individual to join the team with good software skills and a knowledge of metrology and / or automation. You will need to have good project management skills as well as taking a ‘hands on’ approach to the development of technology. A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject is essential for these posts. You will also ideally hold a relevant PhD (Research Fellow level), but exceptionally candidates with a Masters’ Degree and appropriate relevant experience may be considered (Research Assistant level).

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

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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Phil Webb, Head of Centre, on +44 (0)1234 758219 or +44 (0)1234 758223 or (E);

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number XXX.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 January 2022

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