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Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Natural and Built Environment

Location: Belfast
Salary: £33,199 to £36,261 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th April 2019
Closes: 23rd May 2019
Job Ref: 19/107414

This full time,14-month post is funded by EPSRC and is part of a larger project based in QUB entitled: Advancing Creative Circular Economies for Plastics via Technological-Social Transitions (ACCEPT Transitions). The post will be aligned chiefly to one work-package which aims to develop and prototype a 3-D interlocking block, using plastic waste to suit the principles of circular design. In addition, the post will also coordinate outputs across other work-packages to present at a final event.

The candidate is expected to be a pro-active member of the research team, driving forward the implementation of the research project and the planning and delivery of the research activity in the area of 3-D interlocking block made from plastic waste, in order to ensure that the overall research objectives are met. This is a quality-led project that seeks to incorporate feedback from industry and end users through a design-led approach, informed by material properties and manufacturing techniques. It is also anticipated that the PDRA brings their own areas of expertise and interest to the role.

The role will involve working directly with QUB Polymer Centre, psychology researchers, architects, engineers and designers and will be based in the School of the Natural and Built Environment. The wider research team is made up of chemists, political scientists and mechanical engineers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD (for example: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Product Design, Materials, Design, Construction).
  • Proven research experience in area related to project.
  • Publication record commensurate with career.
  • Experience of carrying out industrial related research.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 3 June 2019

Salary scale: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum

Closing date: 23 May 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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