Research Associate

Job title Research Associate

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 01 May 2018

Closing date Tuesday 22 May 2018

Interview date Friday 06 July 2018

Reference CA5811

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Interviews planned for late May - Early June

We are seeking an energetic, organised and self-motivated research associate to carry out a business development and research project under an exciting, newly awarded Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub, funded under the EU European Regional Development Fund. The programme will support businesses from the fields of low carbon and sustainable technologies in the West of England LEP area through engagement, translation of research, training, and incubation.

The role involves undertaking technical business development and engagement activities and research project development associated with the programme. This will relate to the technology needs of potential entrepreneurs, aligning and developing new sustainable technologies, and developing collaborative technology development opportunities with appropriate researchers

The successful applicant will ideally have a technical background as well as relevant project management experience. They will join the EPSRC Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath, working with Prof. Matthew Davidson, Prof. Pete Walker and Prof. Tina Düren.

This represents an exciting opportunity to further develop your research and project management skills as a gateway to an academic career.

The post is fixed-term with funding available for up to 30 months. Interviews are planned for late May/early June. The Departments involved and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in academic posts. This is a full-time role but we would consider part-time working, job share or secondment requests.

Further information about the project is available from our dedicated website at

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Matthew Davidson (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.