Research Assistant in Product Lifetimes

Nottingham Trent University - College of Art Architecture Design and Humanities, School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Location : City Site

Salary : Grade F (£23,164 - £26,052 p.a.)

Additional information: This is a fixed term post up until 31st December 2017 working part time (15 hours per week)

This is a fixed term post to support research aimed at understanding product lifetimes in order to reduce the consumption of materials in the UK economy. The research is being undertaken for the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with Bath, Cardiff and Leeds universities.

The role of the successful applicant will be to support research on product lifetimes for the CIE-MAP team, which comprises 5 post-doctoral researchers. The Research Assistant will contribute to research plans and activities, and provide administrative support to the team.

Research plans and activities may include literature and database searches, development of questionnaires or interview schedules, analysis or interpretation of research results, documenting results, and drafting or reviewing reports. Administrative support may include servicing meetings, assisting in the preparation of research papers and funding bids, monitoring databases and other records, identifying and disseminating information, providing advice on project progress, and communicating with internal and external contacts. The Research Assistant will ensure that all resources used are correctly recorded and documented, files kept up to date, and data accuracy maintained.

Applicants should have a BA/BSc degree in an appropriate subject area such as product design, social sciences or environmental science and have either a Masters degree in related subject or equivalent work experience.

The successful applicant will join a research team headed by Professor Tim Cooper, a recognised international authority in the field of product longevity.

Further information about the project is available at

Further information about research at NTU is available at

For an informal discussion concerning this post, please contact Tim Cooper by telephone on +44 (0)115 848 4329 or by email at

Closing Date: 14 December 2016

Interview Date: 19 December 2016 (Please note no alternative date for interview will be available)

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.

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