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Position: Research Fellow - Design research into current systems for plastics
Institution: University College London
Department: Engineering Sciences
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking a researcher to carry out social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics. The researcher will be expected to conduct analysis in their specialist area as well as work collaboratively with other researchers across the team in weekly meetings, at workshops and events. The whole team will also work closely with our Steering Committee who have been drawn from industry, NGOs, manufacturing, and waste processing
Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area. Knowledge of ethnographic and Mixed Methods techniques. Ability to work closely with multiple, diverse teams including stakeholders and the public. Commitment to high-quality research
   
Text: Research Fellow - Design research into current systems for plastics, - Ref:1797039 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Engineering Sciences Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Designing-out Plastic Waste is an EPSRC-funded, 18-month project aimed at developing ways to eliminate waste from plastic packaging and create new business opportunities. Combining a multidisciplinary team, the project will connect our research expertise in biopolymer synthesis, scalable manufacturing, new service models for products, polymer biodegradability, life cycle analysis (LCA), material flow analysis (MFA), digital technologies and circular economy analysis, to develop enzyme catalysed recycling technology for laminate films. We will analyse the current linear plastic packaging economy and use design methodology to create and test new interventions to design-out plastics waste. The foundation of the UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub will create an interface between researchers and the public, to get them involved in plastic waste research, to appreciate the value of plastic to society, discuss the barriers to behaviour change, and to contribute to new ways to design-out plastic waste. We are seeking a researcher to carry out social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics. The researcher will be expected to conduct analysis in their specialist area as well as work collaboratively with other researchers across the team in weekly meetings, at workshops and events. The whole team will also work closely with our Steering Committee who have been drawn from industry, NGOs, manufacturing, and waste processing. This post is funded for 18 months. Key Requirements ?A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area ?Knowledge of ethnographic and Mixed Methods techniques ?Ability to work closely with multiple, diverse teams including stakeholders and the public ?Commitment to high-quality research Further Details For further details please see the job description and person specification, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. All applicants will need to address the requirements of the job description and person specification in their application, and demonstrate how they match the criteria. If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact Caralyn Banham: c.banham@ucl.ac.uk . UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 13 Apr 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. JD and Person Spec Apply Now
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