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Position: Research Fellow in Designing out Plastic Waste x6
Institution: University College London
Department: Engineering Sciences
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking six researchers to carry out research in key areas of this project: social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics; Life Cycle Analysis; digital economic analysis and modelling; Biocatalysis, metagenomics and enzymology; and Material Flow Analysis
Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area. Knowledge of research techniques for the specific area in which you are interested. Ability to work closely with multiple, diverse teams including stakeholders and the public. Commitment to high-quality research
   
Text: Research Fellow in Designing out Plastic Waste x6, - Ref:1785828 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Engineering Sciences Specific unit / Sub department Institute of Making, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Chemistry and Bartlett School of Planning Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Designing-out Plastic Waste is an EPSRC-funded, 18-month project aimed at developing ways to eliminate waste from plastic packaging and create new business opportunities. Combining a multidisciplinary team, the project will connect our research expertise in biopolymer synthesis, scalable manufacturing, new service models for products, polymer biodegradability, life cycle analysis (LCA), material flow analysis (MFA), digital technologies and circular economy analysis, to develop enzyme catalysed recycling technology for laminate films. We are seeking six researchers to carry out research in key areas of this project: social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics; Life Cycle Analysis; digital economic analysis and modelling; Biocatalysis, metagenomics and enzymology; and Material Flow Analysis. Key Requirements A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area Knowledge of research techniques for the specific area in which you are interested (please see job description for further information) Ability to work closely with multiple, diverse teams including stakeholders and the public Commitment to high-quality research Further Details For further details please see the job description and person specification, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. All applicants will need to address the requirements of the job description and person specification in their application, and demonstrate how they match the criteria. If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact Caralyn Banham: c.banham@ucl.ac.uk. UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 25 Jan 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. JD and Person Spec Apply Now
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