CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in LCA and Soil Carbon

Location
Cranfield, Bedford
Posted
18 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Fellow in LCA and Soil Carbon 

Organisation  Cranfield University
School/Department  School of Water, Energy and Environment 
Based at  Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work  37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type  Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period  3 Years (commencing February 2018)
Salary  £32,094 per annum 
Apply by   20/09/2017 
Documents   2525- Candidate Brief.pdf 

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

This position is working on NERC’s new and exciting greenhouse gas removal (GGR) programme investigating greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.  The aim of the research is to assess GGR technologies related to the soil by applying consequential assessment for agricultural, agroforestry and forestry products and systems.

You will be within the Soils-R-GGREAT project which will carry out consequential life cycle assessments (LCA) of soil C technologies able to sequester CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, including the use of biochar. The overall aim of the project is to assess GGR technologies related to the soil by applying consequential LCA for agricultural, agroforestry and forestry products and systems.

You will be highly numerate with a PhD (or close to completion) in LCA, agricultural science, forestry, applied science, applied mathematics, economics or related subject. You will have proven expertise in life cycle assessment through publication or report preparation and expertise in economic models, techniques and methods, and ability to develop economic models. 

An accepted or submitted publication in a relevant subject is necessary for this position. You should also have some knowledge of market equilibrium models, and sound knowledge of LCA software, Microsoft Excel and R statistical software, and be comfortable with mathematical models.

If you have very good communications skills and an ambition to build your own reputation through research, a strong publications record and you are well-organised, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Pietro Goglio, Lecturer in Life Cycle Assessment and Systems Modelling, on +44 (0)1234 754293 or E:  pietro.goglio@cranfield.ac.uk.

The University has received an Athena SWAN Charter and achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now Award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme. Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

Interviews to be held: 9 October 2017