Research Scientist

13 May 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

012375 Research Scientist, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, 1 year

The project's objectives are to undertake an integrated analysis of packaging use from manufacturers, through distributors and retailers, to consumers. The project will build on analysis of waste statistics already performed in the project to determine both the types of packaging placed on the market by producers and the characterisation of packaging waste collected by waste processors, along with an exploration of producer behaviour in relation to EU ambitions for waste minimisation, recycling and the Circular Economy. It will also undertake a survey of consumer behaviour in relation to purchasing behaviour, different types of packaging and recycling, and prepare a recycling index based on the packaging options with which consumers are presented by retailers.

The project would suit an individual with an interest in social science, in particular social behaviour, economics or recycling and an ability to work with statistics, ideally with a working knowledge of industrial processes and consumer surveys.

Salary: €35,000- €43,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be consummate with qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12 June 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.