Research Fellow in Gas Turbine Engineering and Technology at Cranfield University. Aerospace is anticipating very large growth and propulsion is a key topic. The Propulsion Engineering Centre within the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield is continuing to experience large growth and is facing huge opportunities. 

Its large international activity embraces applied research, industrial short courses and leading MSc and PhD programmes. It enjoys global visibility and extensive links with industry.  Its interests encompass novel cycles, gas turbine simulation and engine performance diagnostics.  Continuing success and growth in the Centre has created an exciting opportunity for two gas turbine specialists.

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Based at: Cranfield Campus

Hours of work: 37 hours, normally worked Monday to Friday

Contract type: Open contract

Salary: £31,153 – £34,723 per annum

Deadline: 07/09/2015


Who can apply: Applications are invited from motivated individuals with an

  • intimate knowledge of gas turbine engines and turbomachinery for air, sea and land applications.
  • Ideally educated to Doctorate level, the appointees will be very familiar with gas turbine and component technology. 
  • The appointees will work very closely with the existing team of the Propulsion Engineering Centre and will make a key contribution to gas turbine propulsion research.
  • teaching and student supervision activities within the Centre will be required. Industrial and related experience or a previous career in the services will be seen favourably.

You will need familiarity with turbomachinery analysis plus instrumentation and data acquisition techniques. It is essential for you to have obtained or be completing a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline.  You need to conduct yourself professionally and have a methodical and adaptable approach.

More information: For further information please contact Professor Pericles Pilidis on T: +44 (0)1234 754646or E: