Cranfield University Job Opportunities

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Cranfield University Job Opportunities

The University are seeking to appoint a new member of staff to join the Education Services’ team to help us to deliver academic administration and student support. The role is embedded within the School of Management based at the Cranfield campus.You will be responsible for the delivery of allocated academic administration and student support relating to taught and/or research students and for ensuring high levels of customer support and student satisfaction.  You will provide support to the SAS Manager and SAS Leads in the delivery and organisation of courses and their course elementsYou will play an important role in providing guidance to staff and students relating to the courses and programmes within the School, provide support for key University events in the student academic cycle and also those relating to student and course related events. The role will also include preparing and sending key communications to students, including virtual learning environments, lecture handouts and other course materials.You will be IT literate, with experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. You will be adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic. You will be well-organised, customer-focused and have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure.For an informal discussion about this post please contact Emma Turner, Student and Academic Support Manager – School of Management T: (0)1234 751122 Ext. 3298 or, E: date for interviews: Week commencing 19 June 2017 (tbc)

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: Education ServicesBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Open contractSalary: £19,130 to £20,754 per annum Ref No: 2483

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Mechatronics Design

Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD) or Research Fellow (if PhD obtained) in Mechatronics Design Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.  The Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) at Cranfield is the internationally recognised and award-winning centre of excellence for creative design, strategy and leadership.Cranfield University has secured a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund early stage development of a novel Analytics tool-kit and Cloud-based Resource to be integrated with a number of technologies being developed through their Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. This is a unique opportunity to join an international project involving teams in the UK, USA, and India.The specific remit of this role is to design, develop, and field-test a series of analytics sensors (firmware/hardware). You will focus on testing a series of wireless, low cost, robust, analytics sensors and mechanical actuators for use (in and/or on) a number of different toilet designs. The data from these sensors will be used as part of a cloud-based resource that will be developed in parallel.  You will work alongside the C4D team to create an operational cloud based resource with analytic sensor capabilities; and writing scientific journals and reportsYou will have a PhD (obtained or close to completion) in Industrial Design Engineering or a related discipline e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering, control engineering; or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience.You will have a strong background in creative design and engineering, alongside extensive research experience in developing sensor technologies, building and testing laboratory and pilot scale technology, and technology diagnosis, design iteration and improvement.You must also have experience in mechatronics design,prototyping wireless sensors (firmware and hardware), programming sensors and actuators (transmitting and receiving data to an app/database), conducting lab and field tests for sensor performance, robustness, and reliability.A wide knowledge of electronics, prototyping, programming, computing and information technology is a must.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills, good technical writing skills, and attention to detail are essential qualities.  You are expected to be a confident and independent researcher and be able to work autonomously for most of the time. You will be a team player, with excellent project management, interpersonal and professional presentation and networking skills.For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Adriana Encinas-Oropesa on +44 (0)1234 750111 ext. 2535 or Please note that the closing date given is a guide.  The University reserves the right to close the post early once we have received sufficient applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Fixed term contractFixed Term Period: until 31 May 2018Salary: up to £31,620 per annumRef No: 2374