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Research Assistant

UCL - Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £34,605 to £37,982
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: B04-04795

About us

The UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering is one of the top research and teaching departments in the UK and has world-class standing. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are designed to educate Engineers in a dynamic and exciting learning environment. The Department has an extensive research portfolio across a wealth of areas and has consistently been among the best funded such departments in the UK.

The research carried out in the department reflects a broad multidisciplinary view of the engineering world and encompasses navigation of space shuttles and control of observation satellites, to tunnelling beneath the planet’s surface, for example. Research projects and centres span disciplines to provide new and innovative solutions and thinking that refers back to the human and the applied.

About the role

Harvest Cool, funded by Innovate UK, aims to bring together unique engineering designs which address cold storage for transport from field to a central storage point. The project is innovative in the conception of a business model which considers energy provision, the benefits of food waste reduction, adding value to low-income farming communities, and circular carbon farming systems with potential to improve agronomic conditions and carbon sequestration in soils.

The successful candidate will conduct a life cycle assessment of the overall systems and work closely with project partners involved to develop scope and gather life cycle inventory data. The post-holder will work closely with partners from different countries and contribute to objectives of different work packages that UCL is involved in.

This is a fixed term position available, at 20% FTE, from 1st February 2024 for 12 months in the first instance, with the potential for extension.

About you

The successful candidate should have an MSc degree in a relevant discipline, as well as skills in conducting life cycle assessment and previous experience in developing life cycle assessment models for biobased systems.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits some of which are listed below:

· 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
· Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
· Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
· Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
· Immigration loan
· Relocation scheme for certain posts
· On-Site nursery
· On-site gym
· Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
· Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

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