Research Fellow in Airframe Systems Thermal Management

Cranfield University - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

(36 months Fixed Term contract)

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

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. The Centre for Aeronautics within SATM runs a large international activity embracing applied research, industrial short courses and leading MSc and PhD programs. The School would like to appoint a Research Fellow to work in the area of aircraft systems integrated thermal management.

The aim of the research project is to advance the state of the art in the fields of aircraft systems and engine thermal management. You will be responsible for undertaking high quality research associated with work packages in aircraft systems modelling and thermal management optimisation at the aircraft level, and publishing results in high quality journals.  You will also be responsible for organising project meetings, writing project deliverables and coordinating research activities and will need excellent interpersonal skills. The post will require some travel within the UK.

This three year post at Cranfield University will provide an exciting opportunity to work closely with the aerospace industry on commercial aircraft systems design. It is a challenging position which will require research within a university collaborative research environment.

You will have a PhD in a relevant Mechanical Engineering discipline (or be close to completion) or equivalent industrial work experience in aircraft systems design or thermal management systems design. You should have experience of using software packages for modelling and simulation of mechanical or thermodynamic systems.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Craig Lawson, Senior Lecturer in Airframe Systems Design, on +44 (0)1234 754686 or (E);

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2345. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2487.

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