UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Opportunity: Research Assistant/Associate in Circular Economy

10 March 2022

This is an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate to work on two projects in the field of the Circular Economy, working as part of a team led by Dr Teresa Domenech.

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University College London Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR), one of the leading research and teaching organisations in the area of the circular economy and global sustainable use of resources, is looking to employ a Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Assistant to work across two different projects in the field of the Circular Economy. One of the projects focuses on conducting research in Material Flow Analysis and life cycle assessment of fashion textile flows in London and the other project looks to explore net zero transition in industrial areas through circular innovations. Working as part of a team, led by Dr Teresa Domenech and relevant industrial and governmental partners, the selected candidate will have primary responsibility for conducting research across these two projects initially for 7-9 months, as a full-time position, with possibilities to secure a longer postdoc position if more funding is secured.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD or be currently doing a PhD in a relevant field and/or a Master’s degree with relevant research experience. The candidates need to have a strong quantitative background with specific experience of conducting Material Flow Analysis and life cycle assessment, and experience in gathering and ability to analyse large amounts of data.

Understanding of industrial supply chains in relevant sectors, principles of the Circular Economy and sustainability assessment frameworks is required. Experience in working with industrial partners, and a good publication record, commensurate with the applicant’s career stage, would be an advantage.

As this is in principle a temporary position, candidates need to be based in the UK and have the right to work in the UK. Part-time applications may be considered dependent of the candidate’s circumstances and/ or visa restrictions.

Applicants should apply online by sending a CV and personal statement to: t.domenech@ucl.ac.uk