• Full Time
  • Bath, UK
  • 37,099 - 44,263 £ / Year
  • Start Date: May 1, 2024
  • Job Reference Number: FM11509
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Website University of Bath

About the role:

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and ambitious Research Associate to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, led by Dr Stephen Allen in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, UK.

You will be joining a significant EU research project that aims to co-design, test, implement and monitor innovative bio-based and geo-based lower carbon products and facade solutions to improve the energy efficiency and whole life impact of buildings. As well as delivering high quality research, you will be expected to develop strong and effective working relationships with project teams and partners and external stakeholders.

This is a full-time position, fixed term from May 2024 for 2 years initially, although we hope to extend this.

For an informal discussion about each role please contact Dr. Stephen Allen on [email protected] or Prof. Pete Walker on [email protected]. Please ensure you submit your application via our website.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant built environment discipline, or closely related area.

You will also have expertise in some or all of the following:

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) of products, particularly construction products
  • Using LCA in both research and commercial environments
  • Collecting primary data from product manufacturers
  • Following relevant LCA standards such as EN15804:2019+A2 and related product category rules

Applicants with additional experience in life cycle costing and broader sustainability assessment are particularly welcome, but this is not essential.

For a full Person Specification please see the Job Description attached below.

You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally team player who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving.

You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

Further details:

2 years

To apply for this job please visit www.bath.ac.uk.

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