0381-24 Senior research fellow: Sustainable bioenergy systems

July 8, 2024

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Aston University Main Campus

per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term

(6 months)

Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 31 July 2024
Interview Date: 
Monday 12 August 2024
Reference:  0381-24
Release Date:  Monday 08 July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced researcher to conduct a sustainability assessment of biofuel use to reduce carbon emissions in the glass sector. You will work within the internationally excellent Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University and conduct your assessment as part of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub programme.

Supported by a full-time research associate and experienced supervisors, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with industrial partners to inform their decision-making on this important project focused on reducing carbon emissions and maximizing sustainability in the industrial sector. You will have a first degree in science, engineering, or a related subject, a relevant PhD, and significant experience in sustainability and/or life-cycle assessment, consistent with independent research capabilities.

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

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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