Senior Research Assistant, Centre for Waste and Resource Management
Application closing date 17/03/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: F (£25482 - 29515) pro-rata
Job category/type Academic, Professional Services, Research
The Thermolysis Research and Demonstrator (TRAD) Project is being developed to support the treatment of waste material from the recycling of end-of-life vehicles (ELV). This material is currently being landfilled. A bespoke test facility is being built to use a thermal process in transforming waste into a saleable product and electrical energy; creating a closed-loop recycling solution and removing waste sent to landfill.
This Senior Research Assistant post will be based in the Centre for Waste and Resource Management (CWM) within the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences. It is an opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers across energy resource, environment and technological solutions with businesses. The role will contribute to strengthening and supporting the research area of thermolysis, whilst further developing their own research skills and experience. They will contribute to improvements, innovations and new approaches to the treatment of waste thorough the intervention of research project initiatives.
The successful candidate will have some experience of working in chemical engineering, energy or science related fields and of undertaking qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies research studies. Experience The post requires well-developed communication skills in both oral and written expression of detail and research skills in collecting, analysing and presenting data. The candidate will bring to the project appropriate science/engineering/environmental knowledge to fit the project aims.
The position will provide the successful applicant with a range of experience including academic publishing and industrial engagement.
We are seeking an individual with interests in developing new skills and learning new technologies and their implementation. The successful applicant will also have an ability to work with an external client in a professional manner, possess good team working skills and be able to work on own initiative when required. A good honours degree or Master degree or higher post-graduate qualification in a related area are essential.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston and is funded by HEIF Fund.
Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.
School/Service: School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Hours: Part time (25.38 hours per week - 0.7 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract until 31 August 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed