Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Airframe Propulsion Integration

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£26,860 to £37,701
17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 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: Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
Salary: Reseach Assistant: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £26,860 to £30,513 per annum, with potential progression up to £37,701 per annum Research Fellow: Full time
starting salary is normally £35,559 per annum
Apply by: 26/03/2023

Role Description

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research on a project as part of a large team.  It involves research activities such as the development of tools and computational models for modelling and analysis of electric propulsion architectures (e.g., series, parallel hybrid-electric, turboelectric, etc. with kerosene/hydrogen fuel) and electrical systems’ components (e.g., motors, generators, batteries, etc.). Also, methods for mission performance analysis will be developed for electric and hybrid-electric aircraft configurations with novel fuel, such as liquid hydrogen (LH2) and Ammonia (NH3). This role may require you to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance.

About You

To be appointed at Research Fellow level, you will be educated to doctoral level with a PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Computational Engineering (or very close to completion).  Alternatively, you will have a relevant Masters in order to be appointed at Research Assistant level. In addition to the above skills and knowledge, you will have experience in composing project deliverables, enjoy giving 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.  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 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.

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.

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