Lecturer in Advanced Sensing

Cranfield, Bedford
£42,501 per annum
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Description

Cranfield Water Science Institute has been delivering globally influential research and teaching for over 25 years. We possess a unique suite of facilities and skills that attract funding from a wide range of research sponsors and have strategic partnerships with several water utilities.

Following a major UK Government investment in new test facilities for infrastructure resilience at Cranfield, our research portfolio in engineered water system sensing and monitoring is expanding rapidly. To support this growth, we are recruiting a lecturer with the skills to deliver new scientific understandings and develop novel technologies in these areas. The post provides an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to undertake pioneering research that transforms society’s ability to monitor and manage the systems that deliver our water services. We are interested in hearing from early career academics with interests and experience in any aspect of water quality or water infrastructure condition sensing.

You will have the opportunity to mature an activity that generates new knowledge and technologies that improve our awareness of asset performance and condition, supports our ability to predict failures and implement proactive maintenance, and reduces the overall cost of system intelligence gathering and control. You must have demonstrated achievements in the design, fabrication, and testing of innovative, high-performance sensing devices. There will be extensive opportunities to develop your professional network and collaborate with commercial and academic partners in the UK and overseas.

You will have a PhD in sensor development, sensor engineering or a related discipline, with particular emphasis on applications to water and other networked infrastructures. You will also have a track record of successful research project delivery with experience of developing sensor systems from initial conception to demonstration (TRL6), a peer-reviewed publication track record on relevant topics and experience disseminating research outputs through conferences and other channels.

Your experience should have provided you with an informed appreciation of the challenges facing the water sector in the UK and Europe and practical understanding of a variety of analytical techniques.

We are looking for someone with excellent oral and written communication skills who is comfortable and confident dealing with senior colleagues, international research partners and research sponsors. In return Cranfield University offers substantive opportunities for professional development and operates an effective collegiate working environment.

If you have ambition to build your academic reputation through applied research, a growing publication record and a desire to see your research have impact, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Paul Jeffrey, Director of Water, on (T); +44 (0)1234 754814 or (E);

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. 

Interviews to be held: 30 July 2018