Researcher in design and testing of hydrogen combustion systems with CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transportation and Manufacturing

Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Working hours 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible work will be considered

Type of Contract Fixed-term contract

Fixed term period 36 months

Salary The starting salary is normally around £35,559 a year

Apply by 09/21/2022

Role Description

About the role

This position will contribute to research on a project within a large team. It involves research activities within the Center for Propulsion and Thermal Energy Engineering, focusing in particular on the development and application of new methods/tools and experimental platforms for system design combustion engines for future ultra-low emission aerodynamic propulsion systems. The role involves numerical analysis and theoretical design, use of CFD software (e.g. STAR-CCM+, Ansys, Openfoam, etc.) and platform design, assembly, instrumentation and testing burning.

About you

To be appointed at researcher level, you will be trained at doctoral level in a relevant subject with the necessary technical knowledge and experience. You will have experience composing project deliverables, delivering effective presentations, and be able to attend project onboarding workshops and other meetings. With excellent communication skills, you will also be a good team player and have the ability to deal with pressure. Project planning is also an important skill for this position, 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 unparalleled industry partnerships create world leaders in technology and management. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield World Research Airport and is renowned worldwide for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Cranfield Aerospace’s six centers drive our world-class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Learn more about our work here About aerospace.

Our values ​​and commitments

Our shared and stated values ​​help define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Learn more here.

Our goal is to create and sustain a culture where everyone can work and study together and realize their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions program. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role. Learn more about our core commitments to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working methods

Collaboration and connection are integral to much of what we do. Our working environment offers many staff the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote work, when roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, customers and partners.

How to register

For an informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Dr Devaiah Nalianda, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Performance of Integrated Propulsion Systems, at (E): [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected] Please indicate the reference number 4217.

Deadline for receipt of applications: September 21, 2022

Kevin A. Perras