Research Fellow - Engineering Photonics

Cranfield University - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Centre for Engineering Photonics

(13 month Fixed Term contract)

Cranfield University is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. In the recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) the quality of over 80% of the research submitted by Cranfield University was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

Engineering Photonics at Cranfield has an international reputation in the development of optical instrumentation applied to solve challenging measurement problems, with substantial funding from the EPSRC, EU and industrial collaborators. The team collaborates widely across multiple sectors and provides measurement solutions using a wide range of techniques. We provide a stimulating and outward looking environment, within which there is substantial cross-fertilisation of ideas and a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

We are looking for a new team member to analyse the evolution of airborne species – gases, volatiles and particulates - from new materials over a range of temperatures. This will involve the use of both real-time sensors and laboratory based quantitative analysis. The project involves collaboration and communication with external organisations within the 65aerospace industry and national research laboratories. There is potential to publish your work in high quality journals and for international travel within the EU.

You will have PhD level experience in chemistry, physics or an engineering discipline, and an ability to put together a working sensor system and quantify its performance. The following doctoral level experience would be an advantage: gas / volatiles sensing or analysis, use of Labview, sensor system engineering. You will have the ability to organise experimental work with excellent time management and good communications skills.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Jane Hodgkinson, Senior Lecturer, on or +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 5364.

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 4951. Please quote reference number 2294.

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