Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 06 July 2020

Closing date Wednesday 05 August 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7669

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We are seeking an organised and self-motivated Research Associate to carry out a business development and research project, an exciting and successful Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub, funded under the EU European Regional Development Fund.  The programme supports 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, engagement  and research project development development activities 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 and/or knowledge exchange background as well as relevant project management experience. You will join the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies at the University of Bath, working with Prof. Matthew Davidson.

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

The post is fixed-term with funding available, in the first instance, until March 2021.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Matthew Davidson ( or Richard Hocking (, however, applications must be submitted via the University website.

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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