RA or RF in Decision-Making Tools for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Research Fellow £33,809 to £37,684 per annum / Research Assistant £25,110 to 28,763 per annum
25 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 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 30 June 2023
Salary Full time starting salary as Research Fellow is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum, pro rata, with potential progression up to £47,105. Full time starting salary as Research Assistant is normally in the range of £25,110 to 28,763 per annum, pro rata, with potential progression up to £35,951
Apply by 21/02/2022

Role Description

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Decision-making tools for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

We welcome applications for two new exciting research posts from those with relevant knowledge and experience in interactive visualisation and analysis of multidimensional data.

About the Role

These roles focus on the development of data visualisation and decision-making software environment for the study of trade-offs in hybrid electric aircraft design, as part of FUTPRINT50 project (  If successful, you will have the opportunity to work closely with world leading researchers and industrial engineers on the design, modelling, integration and analysis of hybrid electric systems and architectures. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team within the Hybrid Electric Propulsion Group at Cranfield and influence the future of the aerospace industry.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject in Systems Engineering or Computer Science (or very close to completion) and have relevant experience to enable you to support the development, exploitation and integration of investigated methods into existing in-house systems design and decision-making framework. Alternatively, you may be considered for a position at Research Assistant level if you have a relevant Masters’ degree and can demonstrate the required knowledge and experience.  With excellent engineering programming and communication skills, you will be confident in evaluating the research risk and constructing an appropriate response, possess strong initiative and know who to refer problems to if they can’t be dealt with at source.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

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 about this opportunity, please contact Timoleon Kipouros (E):