Research Associate- IDRIC (Fixed Term) x 2

Job title Research Associate- IDRIC (Fixed Term) x 2

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Monday 27 September 2021

Closing date Thursday 21 October 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8484RR

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Are you interest in working on the reduction of Greenhouse Gases in industry and meeting the UK's net zero targets?

Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technology (CSCT) at the University of Bath as part of the UK's new Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) are currently recruiting Research Associates to undertake life cycle work to ensure optimal GHG impact. Working with other staff on the project, you will work together together to create a common life cycle based framework to enable effective comparison across the projects. This will then be more widely shared within IDRIC.

Our ideal applicant will posses

  • A PhD degree in subject area of direct relevance for the project, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification
  • Experience in life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment in the decarbonisation area
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team

Two linked positions are being advertised at Bath to work across individual projects within IDRIC:

  • VFA Factory: this project will create a novel pilot bioreactor to convert industrial waste carbon to Volatile Fatty Acids (VFAs) which are a valuable platform chemical. Three novel microbial processes will be used to enable this and the candidate(s) role in this project is to determine how to optimise the system (at various scales) for GHG reduction.
  • BioBalance: this project looks at bio and land based carbon management to enable industry to meet negative emissions. This research will determine how negative emission approaches from land use can be integrated into industrial approaches and how wastes and by products from industry can be used in the local community to create a circular economy.

Both positions will be based in Department of Mechanical Engineering. There are currently two fixed term positions available, one for an expected duration of 15 months and the other is up to 21 months.

For informal enquires please contact Prof Marcelle McManus via email mm291@bath.ac.uk

What we can offer you:

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. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has 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. 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.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  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.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  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 and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.