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Research Associate/Research Fellow: Sustainable Bioenergy Systems for the Glass Sector


Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £45,585 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08 to Grade 09
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (5 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 04 August 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0386-24
Release Date:  Thursday 04 July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a researcher to apply their science and engineering skills to a real-world sustainability problem. Working within the renowned Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to assessment of the sustainability of biofuel supply chains as part of an industrial project to reduce industrial carbon emissions.

This is a unique opportunity to take on an interdisciplinary, life-cycle assessment that will deliver real-world impact. You will work as part of a supportive research team, rapidly developing and applying your analytical skills to deliver research insights. You will use your communication skills to work effectively with team members and convey key messages for industrial implementation that will support change in the sector.

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family-friendly policies
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here

This post will be appointed at either Grade 8 or 9 depending on experience. 

Further details:    Job Description     University Information    
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