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: emma.turner@cranfield.ac.ukExpected 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 A.Encinas-Oropesa@cranfield.ac.uk 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

Procurement and Contracts Officer

Do you have significant experience in a procurement environment?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Procurement & Accounts Payable team at Cranfield. You’ll have practical experience of developing supplier selection and contract award decision criteria and have drafted technical specifications, contracts and Service Level Agreements. Your experience will also include conducting pre and post tender briefings and tailoring contract terms and conditions.You’ll be able to demonstrate a broad base of experience across a range of different categories including Technology and Engineering, MRO, IT and Telecoms and Marketing Services as well as Professional Services. Able to communicate and engage with key stakeholders across the University, you’ll convey an in-depth knowledge of best procurement concepts and be customer focused in your approach. With an analytical mindset, you’ll contribute towards the development of long term procurement strategies through use of frameworks and models such as: Porters 5 Forces,PESTLE Analysis,Kraljic, andSupplier Perception Matrixes.You will have strong problem solving, organisational and time management skills and ideally, you are CIPS qualified or working towards the CIPS qualification or equivalent.Knowledge of related procurement legislation, including Public Contract Regulations is essential for the role. Previous category management experience is desirable, as is the Prince 2 Project Management qualification and knowledge. A working knowledge of both Agresso (UNIT4) Purchase to Pay system and In-Tend tendering management suite would also be helpful.For an informal discussion, please contact Simon Gibbs, Procurement Project Manager, on +44 (0) 1234 75 8020 or Email; s.gibbs@cranfield.ac.ukInterviews expected to take place week commencing 5 June 2017

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: Financial ServicesBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Open contractSalary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annumRef No: 2480

Procurement and Finance Assistant

Procurement and Accounts Payable (A/P) are an integral part of the Finance PSU and are responsible for the processing of purchasing requirements, management of requisitions, sourcing and ordering of goods and services, creation of purchase orders, expediting and managing delivery, ensuring correct receipting of goods.This is a great opportunity for you to join our Cranfield University Procurement Team and provide valuable procurement assistance to the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing.You will have at least a year’s experience of working in a busy procurement environment, managing the day to day processing of purchase requisitions. A familiarity with resolving large numbers of invoice queries and receipting goods and services will also be necessary.You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to communicate and engage with both students and staff and at all levels. Good numerical and written skills are required too, plus a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.As the University uses the Agresso financial system for ordering and requisitioning, some experience in this (or a similar system) would be advantageous.For an informal discussion please contact Sue Bennett, Procurement Delivery and Compliance Manager, on 01234 754714.

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: Financial ServicesBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Open contractSalary: £19,130 to £21,323 per annum Ref No: 2482

Commercial Officer

The Research Costing and Bid Management Team provides assistance to the University Academic Departments in the preparation of bids, proposals and quotations, including costing, recommendations on pricing and advice on contractual issues. This key appointment has significant responsibility for ensuring that optimal price and terms are compliantly secured on all funding.  This includes the negotiation of standard contract terms, verification of acceptability to the University and ensuring timely response to clients legal, financial and technical representatives. This is an ideal opportunity to participate in a fast moving, challenging environment.  You should be educated to first degree in a numerate or business subject and you should have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and be able to work to demanding timescales.  Ideally you should have at least three years in a business or commercial environment. For an informal discussion please contact Chris Buckland, T: 01793 785762, E: c.buckland@cranfield.ac.uk. Interviews will be held:            25 May 2017

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: Financial ServicesBased at: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire – Cranfield Defence and Security Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday Contract type: Open contractSalary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £44,055 per annum)Ref No: 2472

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Cloud Computing

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 and strategy located within the School of Water Environment and Energy (SWEE). The Centre has been awarded funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test a novel sensing and cloud-based analytics resource to support product performance monitoring across their ‘Reinvent the Toilet’ programme. We seek a Research Assistant/ Fellow in Cloud Computing, with a background in academia, consultancy or industry, capable of making an important contribution to this project.This is a unique opportunity for a creative and ambitious application developer to join an international and multidisciplinary team involving Cranfield and delivery partners in the USA and India.You will work with a proactive data-driven innovation community of practice to develop and pilot test an interactive analytics application and graphical user interface (GUI). The application will be a critical component of the evaluation platform used by designers, engineers, and inventors to remotely sense, monitor, and control new water, sanitation and hygiene technologies under field test conditions. The role requires you to have the experience and skills to capture and present sensing data through a user-friendly interface on a portable device, such as a tablet or smart phone and you will therefore need to have experience in research experience in developing software applications, building and testing laboratory and pilot scale applications and in software diagnosis, design iteration and improvement.For the Research Assistant role you will have a Degree in Cloud Computing or related discipline, or equivalent level of qualification/experience.  To succeed for the role of Research Fellow you will hold a PhD OR  have professional qualifications and experience in software application development or a related discipline such as user experience design, electronics, digital communications, or software engineering. You will also have broad knowledge of user experience design, data-driven decision making, Internet of Things, and cloud-computing theory.You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be a confident and independent researcher. Effective project management, interpersonal and professional presentation and networking skills are essential. The role may involve occasional international travel. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Mariale Moreno Email: m.moreno@cranfield.ac.uk,Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week Contract type: Fixed term contractFixed Term Period: Until 31 May 2018Salary: £23,485 to £31,620 per annum Ref No: 2373

Research Fellow in Energy Resilient Casting Processes

Cranfield University is one of the leading research centres in the area of sustainability of Manufacturing Systems. Cranfield is developing internationally leading research in this area by exploiting its synergies with the areas of manufacturing simulation and operations management and analysis. The University provides a vibrant and dynamic environment for multidisciplinary research and industrial collaboration.The position is part of a research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project aims at introducing the concept of “small is beautiful” into a conservative relatively low technology manufacturing sector where the “economies of scale” argument has been used for many decades to build ever more so-called efficient process lines. This will be a major challenge. The new philosophy, “small is beautiful”, starts by encouraging the use of high quality feedstock, only melting what is required and only when it is required. Recycling of internal scrap is not necessarily acceptable but an aim for higher yields is. Applying counter gravity casting methods to improve yield and give enhanced quality is encouraged as is the recovery low grade heat from solidification.Applicants should have a degree in a relevant engineering discipline such as manufacturing or technology (e.g. Materials or Metallurgy). Applicants should also have a PhD (or will be close to completion) in the areas of manufacturing, industrial engineering, or sustainable manufacturing. In addition, it is essential to have experience in modelling production facilities, and knowledge of finite element analysis methods.For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Konstantinos Salonitis (Tel: 01234 758347, Email: k.salonitis@cranfield.ac.uk)

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Fixed term contractFixed Term Period: 24 MonthsSalary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annum Ref No: 2481

Research Fellow in Economic Analysis of Wetland Ecosystem Services

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to work on the WetlandLIFE project, funded under the NERC Valuing Nature Programme and carried out with our partner organisations (http://valuing-nature.net/wetlandlife).  The post involves applying economic valuation methods and concepts of ecosystems services to assess the benefits to people and the wider economy of wetlands on selected case study sites in England.  More specifically, it involves assessing how perceived or actual risks associated with nuisance and biting insects, particularly mosquitoes, might affect the achievement of future wetland benefits.  The work also involves the economic appraisal of risk management options.You will have a PhD in applying economic analysis in any of the areas of land use and ecosystem services, or related discipline, with demonstrable applied experience in quantitative economic research preferably related to the area of land use systems or similar.  You will be motivated to use both qualitative and quantitative social science methods, particularly regarding the economic valuation of ecosystem services from wetlands under different insect-related risk scenarios.For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Anil Graves, Senior Lecturer in Land Use Systems. Tel: 01234 754294, Email: a.graves@cranfield.ac.uk  Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.Interviews to be held: 3 or 5 July 2017

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)Contract type: Fixed term contractFixed Term Period: 18 monthsSalary: £31,620 per annumRef No: 2403

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Operations Excellence

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight major themes at Cranfield University. Our manufacturing capability is world-leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise.This position is part of our Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre that focuses on sustainable manufacturing through application of fundamental science and innovative thinking and to provide best practice solutions for industry by adapting the research results for their use. This position focuses on undertaking a leading role in teaching, management of postgraduate courses and research in manufacturing management related topics. You will be expected to undertake the role of course director for several existing MSc courses, and contribute significantly to global expansion of the manufacturing post-graduate programmes. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate innovation in their teaching delivery. You will be expected to engage in research and consultancy to enhance and inform your teaching and contribute to the wider academic and business communities.Candidates will have a track record in theoretical and practical knowledge in manufacturing management areas such as Manufacturing management, Manufacturing operations, Management of Technology and Innovation, Quality management, Global production and service networks, Strategic approach to Industry 4.0 and Smart factories management. You are expected to have significant industrial experience. You will have a PhD in manufacturing, engineering, information technology or a related area. You will have experience in writing high quality papers in top rated journals and in developing research proposals. You must demonstrate a proven track record of teaching and MSc/PhD supervision in a relevant aspect of manufacturing management.For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Konstantinos Salonitis, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems & Manufacturing Systems and Management Programme Director, on +44 (0)1234 758347 or (E): k.salonitis@cranfield.ac.uk

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Open contractSalary: Lecturer – £41,153 to £45,872 per annum with additional performance-related pay up to £57,340 per annum/ Senior Lecturer – £50,507 to £56,295 per annum with additional performance-related pay up to £70,367 per annumRef No: 2479

Junior Technician

The School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Technician to join the technical support team. This role is challenging and varied, as it involves a wide range of tasks necessary to support the schools aerospace activities. As a member of the schools technical support team, you will be involved in aerospace projects, model making and materials testing activities.  Involvement with equipment will range from rapid prototyping, laser cutting, 3D printing and small CNC machines to materials test machines and will include specimen preparation and maintenance & calibration activities.You will be technically astute and practically minded with the ability to adapt to working in situations from the use of heavy equipment to the calibration and maintenance of sensitive measuring systems. You must have a proactive approach to gaining knowledge and experience as you will be working with other technicians, postgraduate students, academic staff and researchers.You should have completed a full engineering apprenticeship and be educated in a relevant HND/HNC qualification (or equivalent).You should be able to demonstrate a strong sense of self-motivation, a willingness to learn, an enquiring mind and be comfortable working in a team environment.  Suitable training will be given to the successful candidate.For an informal discussion, please contact Ian Hakon, Head of Technical Support Service, on +44 (0)1234 75 8297 (E); i.n.hakon@cranfield.ac.uk

Organisation: Cranfield UniversitySchool/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingBased at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, BedfordshireHours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to FridayContract type: Open contractSalary: £19,130 to £21,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £24,523 per annumRef No: 2474