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Scientist - Sustainable Lighting (KTP Associate) - Full time, 24-month FTC

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Engineering & the Built Environment

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £26,715 to £31,865 per annum (Grade 4)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 0000013126

Mike Stoane Lighting Ltd and Edinburgh Napier University, 24-month FTC (potential for permanent position)

Collaborative project between the industrial and university partners, the wider lighting industry and Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Circular Economy Technical Committee to develop a dedicated methodology and benchmarks for the whole life carbon assessment of lighting products.

The role

Position is located in Mike Stoane Lighting Ltd, Midlothian. Mike Stoane Lighting is an employee-owned specialist manufacturer of architectural lighting equipment. They design, manufacture and assemble all of their products in the UK, at their premises just outside of Edinburgh. They have a very well equipped workshop and a talented team made up primarily of product designers, engineers, assembly and technical staff. This ensures excellent quality and flexibility, taking exciting and original concepts through to built products.

The post will involve a Review of existing data and methodologies; Data collection; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Methodology development; Benchmark development; Preparation for commercial implementation and Dissemination & outreach.

Who we are looking for

Candidates should First Class (Hons) Degree in quantitative subjects such as Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental/Material Sciences or compensated by a Masters' degree in subjects such as Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Design, or any of the topics mentioned above for the undergraduate degree.

A PhD in any related subject or cognate discipline would be an advantage.

Knowledge of the lighting industry, f recent discourse around circular economy and environmental sustainability, such as Europe's Green Deal, the Circular Economy Action Plan and of methodologies such as Life Cycle Assessment, Material Flow Analysis, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, PAS2050.

Experience of successful engagement with numerical analysis, this could be evidenced through undergraduate/postgraduate dissertations, previous publications, demonstrable industry experience.

Demonstrable coding skills in languages such as Python, MATLAB, R would be enormously beneficial to the project and advantageous to its success. Any previous experience of applying life cycle assessment methodology or the RICS professional statement (Whole life carbon assessment in the built environment) would be an advantage.

Candidates should have Curiosity towards new topics and ideas, be stimulated by the prospect of continuous learning; Willingness to learn new skills (e.g. coding); Capable of self-teaching; Eager to contribute to addressing through her/his work the current global challenges (e.g. climate crisis and global warming, natural resource depletion); Capable of working independently once clear instructions have been provided; Proactive in suggesting solutions and ideas to move the project forward. Enhanced professional development package provided

To view the full role profile please click here.

Benefits we offer

  • Salary: Grade 4 - £26,715 - £31,865 per annum
  • Click here to view our excellent benefits package.

 Additional information

  • Interviews: TBC

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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