UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Chancellor’s Fellow in Space Systems and Satellite Applications

Location
Glasgow City (GB)
Posted
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in Space Systems and Satellite Applications.

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Be bold.  Be innovative.  Be a 'Strathclyder'

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.


Through our Strathclyde Global Talent Programme we will recruit up to 60 outstanding academic colleagues – including Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellows - in areas of strategic importance.  One area of importance is Space Systems and Satellite Applications. 

This multi-disciplinary research area includes research that addresses Commercial space flight which is a rapidly developing, multi-disciplinary area with huge business and scientific opportunities. We require new technologies for cost-effective access to orbit, satellite scientific/business activity once there and new propulsion technologies for onward travel from low earth orbit. Low cost, reusable launchers and advanced propulsion rely on advances in lightweight structures, control systems, high temperature materials, green propellants, machine learning, robotics and autonomous systems whilst satellites needs advanced instrumentation, signal processing and entrepreneurship.

Normally appointed at Lecturer level, the Fellowship will last for 5 years during which you will be supported to establish your career as a research leader and achieve rapid career progression. Fellows who meet the criteria for promotion by the end of the 5 year period will be transferred to an open-ended ("tenured" equivalent) academic appointment.  You will also benefit from research portfolio growth, reduced teaching load and administrative duties and a range of support.

You will hold a PhD, have postdoctoral research experience, an emerging high quality publications record and research interests which align with our strategic focus.  You must be able to articulate your research vision.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder in Space Systems and Satellite Applications’, impress us with your bold and innovative research plan at:
www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/strathclydeglobaltalentprogramme/ 

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017.