Research Fellow in Situational Awareness

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£35,559 to £48,855 per annum
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Organisation: Cranfield University
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 actively considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 24 months
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum, with potential progression up to £48,855 per annum
Apply by: 02/04/2023
Documents: 4445 - JD & Person Spec.pdf(PDF, 409.76kb)

Role Description

We welcome applications for this exciting new Research Fellow post from passionate, prospective candidates to join our team.

About the Role

This post will support the delivery of contract research on autonomous systems and more specifically on unmanned aerial systems within the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems. In this role you will develop situational awareness solutions for a network system of multiple heterogeneous sensors in aerospace application.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or close to completion) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields. You will have experience of developing aerospace systems; sensor, data, and information fusion in various applications; and developing behaviour monitoring or anomaly detection algorithms based on machine learning. You will have substantial understanding of estimation theories, systems and control, optimisation and optimal control, and machine learning. You will be expected to deliver high quality publications and knowledge dissemination via effective written and oral communication skills. You can find out more in the Job Description and Person Specification.

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.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible female candidates. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we hold an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award, are sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day and signatories of the Women in Defence and Women in Aerospace and Aviation Charters. 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 Professor Hyo-Sang Shin, Professor of Guidance, Navigation and Control via email:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4445.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 April 2023