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Research Fellow in Cryogenic Systems for Aerospace

Cranfield University - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Fixed Term Contract for 36 months 

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications for an exciting Research Fellow post to support projects in partnership with Rolls-Royce, delivering major impact in sustainable aviation through the development of innovative technologies for future aero-engine propulsion systems.

About the Role

The post holder will be contributing to research on a project supporting the move of aviation towards zero emissions, as part of a team within the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering and specifically the Rolls-Royce UTC in Aero Systems Design, Integration and Performance. The researcher will support the development, the everyday operation and expansion of a liquid hydrogen experimental facility. They will also be responsible for test data reduction and analysis.

About You

To be appointed at Research Fellow level, you will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject with the necessary technical knowledge and experience such as thermo-fluid systems, heat and mass transfer and measurements. You will have experience in composing project deliverables, delivering effective presentations, and be able to assist in project integration workshops and other meetings.  With excellent communication skills, you will also be a good team player, and have the ability to cope with pressure. Project planning is also an important skill for this post along with the ability to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion & thermal power engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families.

Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                             

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Ioannis Roumeliotis, Senior Lecturer in Gas Turbine Propulsion & Thermal Systems Integration, on (E): i.roumeliotis@cranfield.ac.uk

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4343.

As part of this role you may be required to obtain UK Security Clearance.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 16 January 2023

www.cranfield.ac.uk

Location: Cranfield
Salary: £35,559 to £38,426 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: 4343
   
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