|Salary:||£31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434 (grade 7)|
|Placed On:||11th October 2021|
|Closes:||11th November 2021|
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434
Fixed-term for up to 36 months
Closing Date: 11 November 2021
Pathways to net-zero cold-chain - Opportunity to join major new global research team at Centre for Sustainable Cooling.
Temperature controlled supply chains are central to many aspects of a modern society and underpin socio-economic well-being as well as a population’s health – access to pharma and vaccines; access to nutritional food and prevention of food loss within the supply chains; protection and increase of farmer/rural incomes. Cold-chains are though energy intensive and currently reliant on both diesel, for example in a wide range of transport, weak grid and off-grid applications, and in many cases coal and/or natural gas based power grids.
Led by University of Birmingham, a collaboration of UK Universities with world-class expertise in clean cooling and cold-chain have secured £multi-million funding to work across a series of significant UK, European and international research projects to transform the cold-chain sector in developing and developed markets into a more efficient and sustainable system from ‘manufacturer to arm’ and ‘farm to fork’.
This includes the design and establishment of the new African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain in Rwanda with the Governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK), the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency initiative. Further Centres are to be announced shortly.
We are looking to recruit further Research Fellow(s) to work in the global Centre for Sustainable Cooling at University of Birmingham, contributing to work packages of the African Centre for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) and UK and European Sustainable Food Cold-chain research programmes.
Main Duties include:
Informal enquiries can be made to Toby Peters; email@example.com
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