The University of Nottingham is seeking a candidate for its Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT).
The post is designed around a strategic inter-disciplinary ‘Grand Challenge’ of Flexible Path Landing for civil aviation. The post-holder’s research will explore the potential, risks and issues involved in moving from fixed Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) to flexible or even dynamic landing path selection.
Interest centres on the prospects for moving away from this and the management of safety under more flexible arrangements for both pilots and controllers. This step-change may have benefits in terms of fuel saving, efficiency, capacity and noise control - but at the same time would be contingent on a significant understanding of the consequences for pilot and controller performance.
The role-holder will be expected work in an interdisciplinary manner - drawing on computer science, human factors and navigation expertise at the University - to provide an in-depth and balanced assessment of the overall space of possibility within this grand challenge, and to carry out research into overcoming identified challenges that may involve laboratory experiments, fieldwork with relevant industry stakeholders and simulation activities.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest, and take initiative, in combining multiple perspectives across different disciplinary boundaries and act as an ambassador for the IAT to different schools and departments within the University and the wider aerospace industry.
This full-time post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months. Salary offered is £25,513 to £31,342 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,695 with relevant PhD). The closing date is 28 October 2015.
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