UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Apply here: Research Fellow in Designing out Plastic Waste

21 January 2019

Six research roles are available to work on: social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics, as part of a new plastics hub project.

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The Institute of Making, Deptartment of Chemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Chemistry and the Bartlett School of Planning are recruiting 6 Research Fellows in Desigining out Plastic Waste in a new Plastics hub project. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Designing-out Plastic Waste is an EPSRC-funded, 18-month project aimed at developing ways to eliminate waste from plastic packaging and create new business opportunities. Combining a multidisciplinary team, the project will connect our research expertise in biopolymer synthesis, scalable manufacturing, new service models for products, polymer biodegradability, life cycle analysis (LCA), material flow analysis (MFA), digital technologies and circular economy analysis, to develop enzyme catalysed recycling technology for laminate films.

We are seeking six researchers to carry out research in key areas of this project: social research into current systems for producing and recycling plastics; Life Cycle Analysis; digital economic analysis and modelling; Biocatalysis, metagenomics and enzymology; and Material Flow Analysis.

Key requirements

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area 
  • Knowledge of research techniques for the specific area in which you are interested (please see job description for further information)
  • Ability to work closely with multiple, diverse teams including stakeholders and the public
  • Commitment to high-quality research

Further details

If you have any queries regarding the appication process please contact Caralyn Banham: c.banham@ucl.ac.uk 

UCL Taking Action for Equality 
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. 

Closing Date

Friday 25th January, 23:59