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Two Academic posts and one Studentship

November 25, 2005
Exciting Opportunity in Cost Engineering Research!

Cranfield University, UK

Two Academic posts and one Studentship

Cranfield University is one of the leading Cost Engineering research centres
in the World (www.cranfield.ac.uk/sims/cost). The Centre for Decision Engineering
within the School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science is looking for two Academic
and one Engineering Doctorate (EngD) positions to develop long term research, training
and education in Cost Engineering. These appointments offer excellent opportunities in
a dynamic and growing Centre of about 35 people within the School. The Centre is
collaborating with a large number of aerospace, defence, automotive, service sector
organisations in Cost Engineering.

We are looking for proactive, ambitious and independent researchers who can take the
challenge of developing and leading new areas of long term research in Cost Engineering,
developing further industrial collaboration and disseminating their knowledge through
industrial training and education. Candidates with industrial experience will be preferred.
Specific requirements for the positions are as follows:

Academic Fellow in Decision Engineering - £26,915 per annum

This academic appoint is for 5 years. The successful applicant is expected to develop and
lead long term research in cost engineering, attract research funding, and develop further
industrial collaboration. The position offers an exciting opportunity in long term industrial
research to address several complex real life issues in cost engineering. You are expected to
have a PhD in an appropriate Engineering discipline and at least two years experience in
industrial research (includes industrially sponsored PhD). Vacancy Reference: C/5133B

Research Fellow in Decision Engineering - £20,298 - £30,506 per annum

This academic appointment is for 3 years. The successful applicant is expected to contribute
in a business development role to expand and supervise our activities in cost engineering
research, training and education. The position offers an excellent opportunity to collaborate
with a number of World-class industrial partners. The role will also include supporting CAD/CAM/CAE
and software related teaching and support activities in the Computer Centre. You are expected to
have a PhD in an appropriate Engineering discipline and at least one year teaching experience.
Vacancy Reference: C/5126B

Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Studentship

The studentship is available for 4 years and is sponsored by BAE Systems. The topic of the
research is ‘Cost Uncertainty Modelling at the Bidding Stage’. We are looking for a pro-active
and energetic EngD level researcher who is capable of state-of-the-art research and pushing the
boundaries of Cost Uncertainty modelling. Interested applicants should have First or Upper Second
Class UK Honours degree or equivalent in Engineering/Business Studies/Economics.
More details: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/sims/studentships/147.htm

For an informal discussion about the positions please contact Professor Rajkumar Roy with your
detailed CV on +44 (0)1234 750111 ext. 2423, email: r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk or check our
website www.cranfield.ac.uk/sims/cost .

Application forms and further details for the Academic and Research Fellow posts only are available
from the Human Resources Department, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL.
E: hr@cranfield.ac.uk , T: +44 (0)1234 750111 (24 hour Recruitment Line) extension 2000.
W: www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr quoting the relevant vacancy reference number.

Closing date for applications: 10th January 2006


Submitted by: Professor Rajkumar Roy

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