Research Fellow in Aircraft Systems Modelling and Simulation

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    Cranfield University
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    19/09/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
    United Kingdom › Cranfield, Bedford


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Research Fellow in Aircraft Systems Modelling and Simulation

Fixed Term contract until 31 July 2023

Flexible working will be actively considered

Full time starting salary is £33,809 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

We welcome applications for this exciting new Research Fellow post from those with relevant knowledge and experience in modelling and simulation, flight control, human-machine interfaces and experimental testing.

About Aerospace

Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry we have 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.

About the Role

This role sits within the Dynamics, Simulation and Control (DSC) group within the Aeronautics centre which is one of the leading research groups for flight dynamics and control along with aero-servo-elasticity in the United Kingdom and conducts research and consultancy work on the dynamics, stability and control of all types of air vehicle and other engineering systems. The Group performs both theoretical and experimental work with leading industrial partners as well as working with SMEs. World-leading research is conducted in both blue-sky conceptual areas and practical applications. Staff collaborate with industrial partners as well as with other research groups in Cranfield and internationally.

The group run a set of 3 flight simulators; additional facilities available to the group include various wind tunnels, an air traffic control simulator and the fully instrumented aircraft of the NLFC and their pilots.

The successful candidate will be contributing to the delivery of research projects through software development, design and execution of scenarios in the flight simulators and reporting the research findings. The role is also responsible for the management of software packages being developed in the group. This includes the management of flight simulator software as well as other modelling and simulation tools being developed in the group.

About You

With a PhD (or close to completion) in a subject area related to either Aerospace Engineering or Computing Sciences (or equivalent), ideally with a subject focus in aircraft systems or flight dynamics modelling or flight simulation, you will also have a strong track record in software development, focusing on modelling and simulation of complex systems (such as aircraft). You will focus in this role on the delivery of commissioned work that uses and develops the engineering flight simulators and will be required to work with the group’s academic staff to deliver industry-sponsored research. Therefore, relevant knowledge and experience in technical areas in modelling and simulation, flight control, human-machine interfaces and experimental testing is required as well as excellent communication, problem-solving and planning & organization skills.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact James Whidborne, on (E); j.f.whidborne@cranfield.ac.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hr@cranfield.ac.uk Please quote reference number 3729.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 September 2021

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