Research Fellow in Control Theory

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £47,105 per annum
16 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2022
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 Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £47,105 per annum
Apply by 21/08/2022

Role Description

The Centre for Defence Engineering is focused on the creation of world-leading academic knowledge within the multiple disciplines that make up defence engineering and technology.  It provides teaching, research and consultancy excellence with a focus on real world problems and the solutions to the same. 

About the Role

You will aid the Head of Group in delivery of teaching and research as well as in group expansion / diversification via focus on sourcing of research council, consultancy projects (or similar) funding.

You will support teaching focused around control systems associated with differing classes of vehicle and other platforms.  This would involve preparation and delivery of both lecture materials and practical demonstrations for a student audience and experiments for student laboratory classes.

Some off-site work and / or out of country work is required for short periods in-line with the Centre’s business needs. 

You will work with / support colleagues and collaborators with the aim of diversifying the group’s research directions and, ultimately, revenue streams and to undertake funded research to fulfill for both own and collaborative aims.

About You

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in either engineering or physical sciences.  You will have experience in lecture delivery as well as day-to-day supervision of student projects.  Practical experience in a laboratory setting undertaking scientific research and supporting practical demonstrations is essential. 

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.

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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Gareth Appleby-Thomas at or John Economou at

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