Research Assistant in Design Engineering or Research Fellow in Design Engineering

Cranfield University

23 May 2023
Job Information

Cranfield University
HR & Development Group
Research Field
Environmental science
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
18 Jun 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/London)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

School of Water, Energy and Environment

Centre for Design Engineering

Research Assistant in Design Engineering or

Research Fellow in Design Engineering

Fixed Term Contract until 28th February 2025

Research Assistant (if Masters obtained)     £26,860 per annum

Research Fellow (if PhD obtained)                 £35,559 per annum

4 positions available

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire


We welcome applications from passionate, skilled, committed, prospective to join our creative team in the development and testing of a novel toilet system.

About the Role

You will be working within an established research team developing a reinvented toilet system for multi-households – this will require a combination of responsibilities that range from design, build, testing, maintenance, and general upkeep of a novel toilet technology. The level of duties will vary depending on the level you are appointed at.  Please see job description for further details.

About You

You will have experience of research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. With excellent communication and time management skills, ensuring that milestones and deliverables are achieved to time and to high quality. Superb oral and written communication skills and presentation skills, and good technical writing skills in English. Including the abilityto produce high quality manuscripts. Please note, due to the requirements of the project, internationally travel will be expected, and you should therefore have no travel restrictions on your passport

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 .

The Centre for Design Engineering is made up of a community of inventors, practitioners, and educators with a growing international reputation and track record. The community is expanding its visibility as a cross-cutting multidisciplinary offering across Cranfield University with the aim to develop and sustain high quality educational and industry collaboration experiences for the next generation of professional design engineers that intend to create breakthrough clean-green technological solutions of the future.

Learn more about the Design Engineer Community

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.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr ,Matt Collins, Senior Lecturer in Product Design Engineering, on (T): +44 1234 75 8158 or (E): Matt Collins [email protected]

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrr[email protected] . Please quote reference number 4541.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   18 June 2023


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Cranfield University
United Kingdom

Where to apply



Cranfield, Bedford
HR and Development
Postal Code
MK43 0AL


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