Research Fellow in eco-design technical characterisation of mineral-based construction materials

Research Fellow in eco-design technical characterisation of mineral-based construction materials

United Kingdom 04 Jan 2021
University College London

University College London

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UCL Department / Division
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
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Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£36,028 - £43,533 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to conduct research about technical characterisation of eco-design characteristics and principles of mineral-based construction materials in three transport infrastructure case studies, as part of a new, exciting and influential collaboration with five other academic partners and a large group of external stakeholders, to support the transition to a Circular Economy for construction materials in infrastructure.
The Research Fellow in eco-design technical characterisation of mineral-based construction materials in infrastructure systems, working as part of a team including specialists in this field from the University College London Circular Economy Lab (UCL CircEL) and Infrastructure Systems Institute, and industrial stakeholders, will have primary responsibility for conducting a twenty-two month programme of work that has been designed in collaboration with the wider research teams. The academic research is expected to be followed by a one year placement with an industrial partner, for practical implementation of the academic findings.
The appointment is expected to be funded full-time from 8 February 2021, ending on 23 December 2022 in the first instance.
Key Requirements
The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in a relevant field (complexity science or complex engineering systems such as computer science, civil engineering, physics, applied mathematics) or a Masters degree with significant relevant experience. Excellent understanding and experience with application of resource modelling of distributed assets in a cyber physical system (or internet of things), and excellent understanding and experience with application of ecological indicators and quantification are also essential. Excellent understanding and experience with properties of construction materials, and experience with databases would be an advantage.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. 
To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Liz Varga (l.varga@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
4 Jan 2021
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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.
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