Call for Applications (Call ID: 74/2021)
Post/s of Full-Time or Part-Time Research Support Officer I or II or III or IV (post-doc)
ITERATE – TRAKE
Investigating hybrid Turbo-ElectRic AicrafT Engines
Institute of Aerospace Technologies.
The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Research Support Officer I - €20,800 or €10 per hour for candidates in possession of a first degree;
Research Support Officer II - €24,960 or €12 per hour for candidates in possession of a Masters degree;
Research Support Officer III - €31,200 or €15 per hour for candidates in possession of a PhD;
Research Support Officer IV - €41,600 or €20 per hour for candidates with significant post-doc experience.
Late applications will not be considered.
About the project
This project investigates hybrid turbo-electric aircraft engines as a cleaner means to power air transport. Aviation facilitates global mass transit of people and goods and is a primary driver of the economy. Despite the current slow-down in the aviation industry due to COVID-19, the industry has proven to be a resilient one. In the coming years, it is therefore expected to recover to Pre-COVID-19 growth rates of approximately 5% per annum. Yet, these growth rates are environmentally unsustainable. This project addresses this by proposing a new generation of hybrid turbo-electric engines. The hybrid-electric engine requires a lower use of battery storage whose low energy density still presents key limitations to fully electric aircraft. Hybrid-electric engines may yield significant benefits particularly in short haul twin-engine turboprop airliners (such as ATR 72). Such aircraft perform over 40% of all commercial flights and thus small fuel savings collectively account to a significant impact on the environment. The project will also extrapolate a technology route to Category D single aisle aircraft with turbo fan engines (such as the A320 or B737), thus identifying missing technological building blocks.
3. The appointee will be expected to work on UM campus during hours determined by the University authorities.
4. The selection procedure will involve:
a. scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application);
b. shortlisting; and
5. The post is for a period of 30 or 36 months which will be subject to a probationary period and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta which are now or which may hereafter be in force.
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