Senior Research Fellow,School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job title: Senior Research Fellow – Full Time, Fixed Term (24 months)

Job reference: 0000018660

Date posted: 21/11/2022

Application closing date: 08/01/2023

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Senior Research Fellow – Full Time, 24 months Fixed Term

We have a Senior Research Fellow position available to join our School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University to work on an externally funded project, Future Flyer 3 A ‘Day-in-the-life-of’ HEART funded by the Innovative UK.

You will participate in and contribute high level research for the project, relating to public perceptions towards hydrogen electric and automated aviation, and the passenger experience of the aircraft boarding and terminal design.

Our phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results, alongside our consistently positive National Student Survey results and sustained high levels of graduate employability, demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier's collective work, quality, and commitment. 

REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014. Additionally, the University’s research power metric rocketed from 250 to 718, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact. 

The University’s improved research power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

The role

You will have the opportunity to use your post-doctoral research background to contribute to the development of commercial aviation CONOPS, or design and to support other project partners on topics related to public perception and business models.

Through collaboration with the consortium, you will be involved in advanced simulation modelling of the terminal designs and interaction and liaison with the consortium engineering Digital twin of the airport services.

As someone with proven experience in research, you will have the opportunity to expand and develop your research, through originating, leading, and authoring academic journal papers and supervising research staff. 

This role offers ample networking and collaboration opportunities with a fantastic knowledge and support base. This includes the opportunity to travel within and outside the UK to lead, organise and attend technical workshops, and attend project meetings, and diverse public engagements.

For a comprehensive list of the responsibilities and requirements, please click here to view the full job description.

Who are we looking for

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • PhD or Engineering equivalent degree in a subject related to transportation design, aviation design, or airport operations.
  • Track record of post-doctoral research background in the field, including first authored Journal articles in established peer-reviewed publications in aviation engineering or related design.
  • Proven experience of devising, supervising, and carrying out research experiments, trials or modelling, and disseminating results.
  • Demonstrable expertise and/or experience in research into transportation operations and engineering, including, behavioural research, quantitative and qualitative studies of travel behaviour, using publications as exemplars.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of up to 23% and a minimum of 46 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information

Closing date: Sunday 8 January @ 11:59pm

Interview date: mid-end January 2023

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Principal Investigator of the project, Professor Pat Langdon at P.Langdon@napier.ac.uk. For any Recruitment queries, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@napier.ac.uk.

Please note, the University is closed from Thursday 22 December until Wednesday 4 January. Should you require any support with your application during this period, you can view our FAQ’s by clicking here. If you still require support, please contact the Recruitment team who will support as soon as possible upon our return. 

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