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Research Fellow or Assistant in Experimental Techniques for Thermal Management

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£29,674 - £39,316 per annum
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

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: 2 Years
Salary: Full time starting salary in the range of £39,316 per annum as Research Fellow or £29,674 per annum as Research Assistant
Apply by: 14/01/2024

Role Description

Research Fellow or Assistant in Experimental Techniques for Thermal Management in Aerospace Systems

We welcome applications from talented individuals to join the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering, which has established an international reputation for its advanced postgraduate education, extensive research activity, and applied continuing professional development.

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to lead the design, assessment, and implementation of measurement systems for experimental facilities under the responsibility of the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering. Special focus lies into the selection of electrical components, signal conditioning, data acquisition and processing of key variables for the operation and control of state-of-the-art test rigs. Centre’s rigs are high pressure, high temperature industrial oriented, including turbomachinery operating at high rotational speeds. The role involves defining the set up and leading the execution of experimental tests campaigns. You will also be expected to assist with the general programme of work that is conducted in the Centre and engage strongly with the Rolls-Royce UTC in Cranfield.

About You

You will be educated in a closely relevant engineering discipline, either with relevant industrial experience or experimental rig design and testing background. Experience in control and instrumentation will be useful. Position is aimed to develop a track record of publishing in high quality journals. This position also requires:

  • Knowledge of measurement systems with electrical signals and data acquisition techniques
  • Knowledge of signal conditioning, discrete sampling and analysis of time-varying signals
  • Advanced understanding of safety procedures, production of risk assessments and HSE policies
  • Practical experience in sketching mechanical, process and electrical drawings.
  • Experience in planning, building and operating experimental rigs for technologies such as: turbomachines, wind tunnels or automotive engines

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.

The Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering, within SATM at Cranfield University, has a strong track record in power plant modelling and propulsion system performance simulation and experimental research. Research activities in the past 50 years cover virtually every aspect of the field including propulsion system integration and computational and experimental propulsion aerodynamics. Extensive participation in various EU and UK funded projects has strengthened and established the Centre as a key contributor to path breaking research while acquiring a peripheral view of the emergence of new technologies in the field. For further information please visit:

Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering

 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.

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.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Eduardo Anselmi (E)

Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 January 2024


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