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Research Fellow in Multiphysics Modelling

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

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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: Fixed term until 31 March 2026
Salary: Full time, Salary in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Apply by: 14/01/2024

Role Description

About the Role

This post will be contributing to research activities for an exciting new project and specifically to support the Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences. The focus will be on machine learning augmentation of multi-physics modelling through dimensionality reduction, fidelity level selection and surrogate models development and application for landing gear shock absorber systems to achieve the project objectives.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (or close to completion of your PhD), with the necessary technical knowledge and experience with a strong track record of developing novel CFD models, competent user of at least one programming languages (Fortran/Python/C/C++), experience in using and developing open-source CFD software, experience in pre-processing (CAD, Mesh generation), and post-processing (Paraview, Tecplot, Visit,Matlab) software packages, experience of using national HPC facilities for massively parallel simulations, knowledge of machine learning software tools (SciKit, Pytorch, Tensorflow).

A good track record of publishing at international peer-reviewed journals, and conference proceedings is desirable. With excellent communication skills, you will be a good team player and be able to work independently. Project planning is also an important skill for this post. Successful applicants will be able 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.

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 Dr Panagiotis (Takis) Tsoutsanis, Reader, on (T): +44 (0)1234 754635 or (E):

Closing date for receipt of applications:  14 January 2024


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