|Salary:||The starting salary will be from £29,515 up to £34,189 on Grade E (PDRA level) or £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade F (PDRF level) depending on level of appointment based on qualifications and experience.|
|Placed On:||21st February 2019|
|Closes:||21st March 2019|
Renewable Energy Group
This post is available for 2 years from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2021, with some scope for flexibility and will support the work of Dr Xiaoyu Yan on an EPSRC funded project “Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research hub: ExeMPLaR” and a NERC funded project, NEXus Thinking for sustainable AGricultural development in Andean countries (NEXT-AG).
It will be based at our Penryn campus, near Falmouth, in the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), a 30 million pound interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change; in doing so we are enhancing people’s lives by improving their relationships with the environment.
“Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research hub: ExeMPLaR” aim to develop regional circular plastics systems which optimise circular flows of plastics for the highest value and greatest potential for value creation and significant reduction of negative externalities. “NEXus Thinking for sustainable AGricultural development in Andean countries (NEXT-AG)” aims to deliver new theoretical and conceptual understanding of the impacts of agricultural expansion in the context of the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus in Andean countries. It will provide the evidence base for policy makers in these countries to develop new holistic strategies to sustainably meet the increasing national and global food demand.
The post will develop Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based tools to model and evaluate the sustainability of agricultural production and circular plastics technologies and systems. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. The post will join the growing and interdisciplinary Exeter Energy, Environment and Economy (4E) research group, with opportunities to collaborate closely with a diverse group of researchers within the ExeMPLaR and NEXT-AG consortiums.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, , onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy.
For further information please contact Dr Xiaoyu Yan Xiaoyu.Yan@exeter.ac.uk or 01326 259485.
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