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Research Fellow in 6G Digital Twin Networks

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Job Details

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: Until 31 May 2025
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Apply by: 01/12/2023

Role Description

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and engaged Research Fellow within the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems. You will contribute to a large team in research activities under the Centre specifically concerning the specific activities of EPSRC Future Networks Hub research in developing new platform for 6G technology, digital twin, wireless communications, networking, and connected autonomous systems, demonstrating research synergy from the consortium and wider UK in our platforms.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject and your skills & knowledge will mean you can contribute to teaching & research activities in (1) 6G technology, digital twin, wireless communications, sensor networking, intelligent autonomous systems, (2) engage with our group, and academics across projects in UK to develop current and future research, and (3) contribute to REF by publishing papers in high quality journals. You will have excellent communication skills as this role will require you to collaborate with the existing staff working in the same group and Centre and have interactions with our collaborators within the university, industrial and defence partners, or other universities.

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 reputation for leading in the field of advanced air mobility, autonomous vehicle systems, aerospace engineering, communication systems, applied artificial intelligence and control engineering has been established through more than thirty years of research into this field.

Learn more about the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical Systems.

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 Professor Saba Al-Rubaye Chair in Telecommunications and Autonomous Systems, on +44 (0) 1234 75 4887 or

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4665.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  1 December 2023


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