Research Assistant or Research Fellow

Cranfield University
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,450
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Research Assistant or Research Fellow


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

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

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

for 3 Years


Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) £34,450 per annum Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) £37,337 per annum

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  • 4736 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 512.77kb)
  • Role Description

    About the Role

    The primary responsibility of Research Fellow is to conduct research on sensos development for wastewater surveillance, biocomputing using state-of-the-art facilities at in the advanced sensors laboratory at Cranfield University.

    Cranfield has a proud reputation for its research on the science, engineering and management of water and we have been driving innovation for over 40 years. You will contribute to the delivery of Cranfield University's research portfolio in Advanced Sensors Laboratory for Water-Environment-Health led by Prof Zhugen Yang. The group's work on sensing wastewater has received national and international recognition, for example, featuring in Science, and numerous media coverages (e.g., BBC News, The Washington Post, etc). The origami- paper device is currently featured at London Science Museum.

    About You

    You will be educated to doctoral level (or close to completion) in biosensing, microfluidics, environmental science, microbiology, synthetic biology or relative disciplines and have experience of experimental skills sets on sensors development, wastewater surveillance, or reverse inference modelling for source tracking.

    About Us

    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.

    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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof Zhugen Yang, Professor of Biosensing and Environmental Health on (T): +44123475 8310 or (E): [email protected] and Web: www.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4736.

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