Research Assistant in Structural Impact

Cranfield, Bedford
£24,254 per annum
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. 

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations.

At the forefront of aerospace technology for over 60 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry. In 2016 a major new Aerospace Integration Research will be opened in partnership with co-investment partners Airbus and Rolls-Royce, following the award of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

We are building on our globally recognised capabilities in air transport management, multi-sector safety and accident investigation, together with expertise in advanced vehicle engineering, to develop an integrated approach to the transport challenges of the future. In 2011 we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education for our world-leading work in aviation safety through research and training in air accident investigation

The Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation, working with InnovateUK, has recently been awarded significant funding to develop new insights in to innovative crashworthiness design of incubators. As a result an exciting opportunity has arisen for a new structures researcher to join the team. They will work closely with colleagues at Cranfield and within mOm ltd to analyse the structural impact behaviour of incubator at key interface points through the use of the latest FE tools and structural impact testing techniques.

We are seeking a confident researcher with an MSc degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Structures or related subject, preferably with industry experience. You will also have:

1. Good analytical and numerical skills in the design and stress analysis of lightweight engineering structures.

2. Experience in solid mechanics and analysis, lightweight structures, and structural impact and crashworthiness interaction

3. Working experience with Ls-Dyna or other analysis tools and structural testing is desirable

4. The ability to assist with high quality presentations, report writing and strong communication with industry partners

You will also be self-motivated and have a pro-active work attitude with a proven ability in the areas of analysis and problem solving.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Hessam Ghasemnejad,

Senior Lecturer in Structures, on (T); +44 (0)1234 754395 or (E);

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