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Knowledge Exchange Associate – Sustainability and Bioprocesses


Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30/06/2023)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220512
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 August 2022

The Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute requires a research associate to join a team working with businesses to develop solutions to greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability challenges.  

The successful candidate will provide technical and scientific expertise as part of a major bioenergy demonstration, research and knowledge transfer project. The role is required to work closely with academics and technologists in EBRI and other University departments as well as business development professionals to support new industry related business and collaborative research projects. 

You will report to EBRI’s Project Manager and work closely with thermal research teams in EBRI.  

Experience in experimental research work involving key bioenergy technologies (in particular biological processes such as Anaerobic Digestion and Lifecycle Analysis)  is required, together with a competence in general bioenergy systems. 

For further information about this position, please contact Tim Miller (EBRI Project Manager) on 0121 204 3583.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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