Research Fellow, ACCEPT Transitions
This full time,14 month post is funded by EPSRC and is part of a larger project based in QUB entitled: Advancing Creative Circular Economies for Plastics via Technological-Social Transitions (ACCEPT Transitions). The post will be aligned chiefly to one work-package which aims to develop and prototype a 3-D interlocking block, using plastic waste to suit the principles of circular design. In addition the post will also coordinate outputs across other work-packages to present at a final event. The candidate is expected to be a pro-active member of the research team, driving forward the implementation of the research project and the planning and delivery of the research activity in the area of 3-D interlocking block made from plastic waste, in order to ensure that the overall research objectives are met. This is a quality-led project that seeks to incorporate feedback from industry and end users through a design-led approach, informed by material properties and manufacturing techniques. It is also anticipated that the PDRA brings their own areas of expertise and interest to the role.
The role will involve working directly with QUB Polymer Centre, psychology researchers, architects, engineers and designers and will be based in the School of the Natural and Built Environment. The wider research team is made up of chemists, political scientists and mechanical engineers.