Research Assistant in Simulation and AI
School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work
37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period
Full time starting salary is in the range of £28,763 to £35,951 per annum
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We welcome applications from prospective Research Assistants in Simulation and
AI with relevant knowledge and experience, to work on various industrial and
research agency funded projects.
About the Role
Cranfield University has been awarded several prestigious research grants on
simulation, AI, digital twins, autonomy, and advanced air mobility. We are
recruiting a Research Assistant to work under the umbrella of our general
research vector in autonomy and AI. You will contribute to the research
activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-physical Systems on a
variety of exciting projects. You will be expected to collaborate with the
existing staff working in the area and have communications and meetings with
our collaborators within the university or in other international
You will be educated to M.Sc. level in a relevant subject and have experience
of management research using both qualitative and quantitative methods, along
with excellent communication skills. You are expected to have excellent
software and programming skills covering a wide range of tools in simulation,
synthetics, visualization, human-machine interfaces and applied artificial
intelligence. As a part of your work, you are expected to develop simulation
environments including visualization, human-machine interfaces, embed AI
driven algorithms utilizing a wide range of available state-of-art toolchains.
Previous demonstrated experience and expertise on the above points is a must.
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 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 reputation for leading in the field of autonomy and AI, advanced air
mobility, ATM/UTM, autonomous vehicle systems, applied artificial intelligence
and control engineering has been established through more than thirty years of
research into this field.
We are recipients of several prestigious grants from industry and research
agencies including EPSRC, Horizon Europe, Innovate UK and more. As a part of
these grants, we are utilizing novel synthetic simulations including air
vehicles with higher fidelity models as to train AI-driven learning
algorithms. As such these synthetic simulations also serve as the basis of
digital-twins that can be updated through real-time or near-real-time
algorithms during actual operations. As such, these synthetic environments can
be further used as ATM/UTM use case-scenario simulation and serve as the link
to co-simulation and co-testing with some elements being virtual and with some
elements being real.
We work in partnership with industrial clients and research organisations to
provide high quality training, research, development and consultancy to meet
the challenges of these competitive markets. We have an outstanding
international reputation for the quality of our work and our capability of
performing both theoretical and experimental studies.
Our work covers academic provision (MSc and PhD) and research. Research
works span from fundamental research and development to single client contract
research and development.
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. Find out about our key commitments
to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are
currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022. This means
the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time
working from the office where job roles allow.
How to apply
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Gokhan Inalhan on
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 31 January 2022