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Research Associate in Responsible Service Design

Loughborough University - School of Design and Creative Arts

Location: Loughborough, Loughborough University
Salary: From £31,406
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: REQ210879

Perpetual Plastic for Food to Go project

The Perpetual Plastic for Food to Go (PPFTG) project aims to find solutions to existing issues with plastic packaging, reduce plastic waste and pollution, and unlock barriers to create fundamental changes within UK industry. Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge this 3-year project is led by Loughborough University in collaboration with industry partners from across the food to go supply chain. Taking a design-led approach, this project is developing, prototyping, and evaluating a novel circular business model that combines smart-technology enabled products and services to reduce the environmental, societal, and economic impact of food to go packaging. The PPFTG project runs from November 2020 to October 2023.

Working alongside a team of researchers from across the School of Design and Creative Arts, the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, and the Department of Materials, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the working prototype of the product-service system concept assessed via consumer and industry stakeholder evaluation. Candidates will have a design-related background and experience in conducting and evaluating service design research projects.

The position is fixed term until the end of the project, 31st October 2023.

Application closing date is 30th September 2021.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Garrath T. Wilson +44 (0)1509 226961 or email

Please follow the link for further information.

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