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Technology Translator (Research Associate) in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST)

Job title Technology Translator (Research Associate) in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £36,333, rising to £43,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Friday 26 May 2023

Closing date Sunday 25 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference GN10641

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This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a keen interest in life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to translational research, to work at the core of a new knowledge exchange facility: the Innovation Centre for Applied and Sustainable Technologies (iCAST). Specifically, you will be engaged in delivering various Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) – short proof of principle and feasibility studies – and will focus on assessing the sustainability of industrial technologies and processes. JIPs will be developed and delivered in collaboration with iCAST industrial members and will mainly be in the following technical areas:

  • Renewable and Bio-based Feedstocks (for commodity and high value chemicals)
  • Circular Plastics and Sustainable Polymers (degradability, recycling, non-fossil feedstocks)
  • Sustainable Engineering Materials (composites, built environment)
  • Sustainable Manufacturing (green and sustainable chemistry, digitalisation, process intensification, distributed manufacturing).

The £17M Innovation Centre for Applied and Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is a new, unique innovation facility hosted by the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) at Bath. Its purpose is to kick-start a step-change in the UK industrial strategy for translating sustainable chemical technologies into clean growth. Its ambition is to be the go-to place for companies working on clean growth technologies to easily invest in R&D and to partner with critical mass academic strength to enable them to scaleup, deliver innovation commercially and deliver economic impact, build supply chains, jobs and green growth in the UK and overseas.

This is a full time role on a Fixed Term contract until June 2024

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Stephen Allen or Dr Hannah Leese at however please ensure you submit your application through our website. 

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. 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, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

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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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.