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iCAST Technology Translators: innovative post-doctoral researchers (fixed-term post)

University of Bath - Chemistry

Location: Bath
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: CC8443R

Join the innovation leaders in clean growth in the UK and internationally, in our new cross-institutional Innovation Centre working in bio-based feedstocks, sustainable chemical production systems and sustainable engineering materials and plastics. This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers with a keen interest in translational research.  

About Us:

Working with the Universities of Bath and Oxford and its core partners - the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) – you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic partnership of over 45 spin-outs, high growth SMEs and multinational corporates to deliver sustainable and circular chemical process-based research and innovation projects.

The £17m Innovation Centre for Applied and Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is a new, unique innovation facility hosted by the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at Bath. Its purpose is to kick-start a step-change in the UK industrial strategy for translating sustainable chemical technologies into clean growth. Its ambition is to be the go-to place for companies working on clean growth technologies to easily invest in R&D and to partner with critical mass academic strength to enable them to scaleup, deliver innovation commercially and deliver economic impact, build supply chains, jobs and green growth in the UK and overseas.

About the Role:

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to be part of a large vibrant inter-disciplinary team responsible for delivering the technical elements of the iCAST innovation programme with partners, end users and customers. Specifically, you will be engaged in delivering various Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) – short proof of principle and feasibility studies - in your area of expertise. JIPs will be developed and delivered in collaboration with iCAST industrial partners and will mainly be in the following technical areas:

  • Renewable and Bio-based Feedstocks (for commodity and high value chemicals)
  • Circular Plastics and Sustainable Polymers (degradability, recycling, non-fossil feedstocks)
  • Sustainable Engineering Materials (composites, built environment)
  • Sustainable Manufacturing (green and sustainable chemistry, digitalisation, process intensification, distributed manufacturing).
  • Cross-cutting systems-based approaches (LCA, TEA and cost engineering).

Excellent technical, organisational and presentation skills as well as the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary environment are also required.

Our Commitment to You:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

For further information:

Please contact Matthew Davidson, Executive Director of iCAST ( or Francesca Guiso Gallisai, iCAST Manager ( for an informal discussion about the roles, ensuring that your application is submitted via the University website.

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