Research Assistant in Zero Emission Aviation (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£28,929 - £34,314
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Research Assistant in Zero Emission Aviation (Fixed Term)

A position exist for Research Assistants in the Department of Engineering's Whittle Laboratory on the West Cambridge site (Cambridge, UK), to work on the Aviation Impact Accelerator project led by Professor Rob Miller.

Climate neutral aviation is possible. However, there is no silver bullet and to achieve it a whole system approach is required considering technology, scaleup, infrastructure, investment, and policy. The Aviation Impact Accelerator is an international group of academics and practitioners drawing on a broad range of expertise assembled by the University of Cambridge, to develop an interactive, evidence-based tool to engage decision makers and the wider public in a discussion on the pathways to net zero flight.

Key responsibilities and duties include: investigating technologies for climate neutral aviation; contributing to academic and popular outputs including articles and papers; developing system models of aviation; working closely with AIA team and external partners; building internal and external contacts and participating in networks for the exchange of information and future collaboration; planning and managing your own research activity in collaboration with others; contributing to the planning of joint research led by the principal investigator.

Candidates need an undergraduate degree and masters in a relevant subject area. We are looking for candidates with interest in a range of areas including aircraft design, engine design, fuel production and distribution, aviation operations or climate modelling. The ideal candidate would have an interest in working with people across the multidisciplinary AIA team. We will also be looking for candidates who are self-motivated and have good communication skills.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a unique and important initiative to accelerate the transition to net-zero aviation within the next 20-30 years.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £28,929 - £34,314

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy which are of a technical nature please contact Beth Barker ([email protected]). If you have a query related to the application process please contact: Juliet Teather: email [email protected] (Tel): (0)1223 337 581

Please quote reference NM36684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire








    12 May 2023

    Closing date

    26 May 2023

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