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Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Industrial Decarbonisation - 15715

Brunel University London - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains Institute of Energy Futures

Location: Uxbridge
Salary: Please see advert text for details
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th May 2024
Closes: 19th June 2024
Job Ref: 560160

Location: Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus

Salary: Grade R1

Research Assistant: from £35,490 to £37,488 with potential to progress to £38,532 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) through sustained exceptional contribution.

Research Fellow: from £39,607 to £44,240 with potential to progress to £46,771 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) through sustained exceptional contribution.

Full-time/Fixed-term 36 Months

Brunel University London was established in 1966 and is a leading multidisciplinary research-intensive technology university delivering economic, social and cultural benefits. For more information please visit: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/our-history/home.

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced researcher to work on an exciting new project on decarbonisation of food supply chains. The project is one of 10 projects funded by UK Research and Innovation (UPRI) as part of the new Place Based Impact Acceleration Account (PBIAA) scheme which is designed to ‘combine some of the UK’s leading engineering and physical sciences research with the ambitions of civic bodies and local business to enhance different regions’ economic capability and growth’. www.ukri.org/news/41-million-to-enhance-uk-research-and-innovation-clusters/

Our project, Park Royal Net Zero Food Supply Chains is based at the Park Royal Industrial area. Park Royal in West London is one of the largest employment sites in the UK, with 1,700 businesses, employing 40,000 people and producing 30% of London’s food. The project, led by Brunel University London is a collaboration between Brunel, Harper Adams University, West London Business and food industry at Park Royal. The aim is to work closely with the food and drink businesses in the area to develop and implement strategies to address the challenges they face with energy, waste, and productivity to reduce carbon cost, improve resilience and drive economic growth.

The appointee will work alongside business development managers and academics to engage with food businesses at Park Royal, to first understand and quantify the energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and waste from their operations and then investigate and propose solutions that will lead to reductions towards the net zero target.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD or other postgraduate qualification with experience in a relevant area of engineering or technology and very good knowledge of food supply chains. Industry experience and good knowledge of technologies that can contribute to reducing energy demand and emissions from food manufacturing and/or improve productivity, such as electrification of cooking and baking, heat recovery and conversion, robotics and automation will be considered an advantage.

The appointee will also be expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work closely with other researchers in the group and project collaborators.

The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of extension to the full 4-year length of the project.

We offer a generous annual leave package plus discretionary University closure days, excellent training and development opportunities as well as a great occupational pension scheme and a range of health-related support.

For further information please contact Professor Savvas Tassou.

Email: savvas.tassou@brunel.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 19 June 2024

For further details about the post including the Job Description and Person Specification and to apply please visit https://careers.brunel.ac.uk.

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Brunel University London has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect our community.

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