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Research Associate - Industry-focused Life-cycle Assessment (fixed-term role)

Job title Research Associate - Industry-focused Life-cycle Assessment (fixed-term role)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 21 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 16 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9854

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The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Research Associate to support an exciting business support initiate focusing on sustainability.

The West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-up Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Technologies and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath and business incubator SETsquared. The programme is designed to support small and medium companies (SMEs) from the West of England LEP region who are innovating with sustainable or low carbon products 

About the role:

The primary duties are to plan and conduct research carrying out assessments and in particular carbon savings assessment, technical business development engagement activities and research project development associated with the programme.

A key element of the role is to help facilitate introductions between the SME and the University of Bath. Bringing together academic expertise to cultivate close links with industry to help identify collaborative research opportunities to support the development of new sustainable technologies and assessing carbon savings.

You’ll work with expert academics in the sustainability field, predominately from CSCT, but also other academics at Bath as appropriate, as well as the programme’s project team from the University of Bath and SETsquared.

You will also coordinate and support the integration of the University of Bath student design and research projects into the activities of the programme.

On occasions you may be required to get involved with the programmes networking events.

About you:

Our ideal applicant will be able to:

  • Understands how to conduct carbon saving assessment and research using appropriate research techniques and implementing new research methods
  • Assess carbon savings, and analysing, interpreting, and presenting research data to generate outcomes
  • Create effective working relationships with colleagues and students across the Research Centres, the University and with delivery and business partners of the Programme
  • Effectively manage own workload, research resources and administrative activities

Further information:

This is a full-time post for a fixed-term period, with an expected end date of 30 June 2023.

For informal enquires please contact Laurent Perge (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.