Research Fellow in Rotorcraft Performance and Environmental Assessments

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£35,559 per annum
03 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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: 9 months
Salary: Starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum
Apply by: 13/02/2023

Role Description

We welcome applications for this exciting new Research Fellow post. The work undertaken in this role will support a project that will deliver major impact through development of novel design methods and tools. These methods and tools will be utilised to conceptualise and assess next generation aircraft and propulsion systems using alternative fuels and configured to achieve zero carbon emission in flight.  

About the Role

This post involves being responsible for demanding research activities & timebound deliverables within the Centre for Propulsion, especially focusing on the development and application of novel methods and tools to undertake techno-economic and environmental risk assessments on novel integrated propulsion technologies configurations.

About You

To be successful in this busy role, you will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (or close to completion of your PhD), with the necessary technical knowledge and practical skills & experience as per the Job Description, including programming skills. You will have experience in managing project deliverables, delivering effective presentations, and be able to assist in project integration workshops and other meetings.  With excellent communication skills, you will also be a good team player, and have the ability to cope with pressure and multiple competing demands. Project planning is also an important skill for this post along with the ability to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Devaiah Nalianda, on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4407.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  13 February 2023

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