Research Fellow – Circular Economy of Construction Materials

University College London

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Research Fellow – Circular Economy of Construction Materials


University College London

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About usUCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities. Academic excellence is demonstrated by our 30 Nobel laureates and our top ranking in the UK for research strength. We are a global university with 14,300 employees and over 150 nationalities represented in a student body of 43,800 students. Our main location in Central London has recently been augmented by a campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.The UCL Faculty of Engineering is the largest of its kind in the UK, ranked as the second most impactful engineering faculty in Europe and first for Research Strength in the Research Excellence Framework. Within Engineering, UCL CEGE is a multidisciplinary department renowned for innovation and excellence in research and teaching. We are ranked in the Top 50 worldwide for civil and structural engineering according to the 2021 QS World University and Subject rankings. Together with the UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), we established UCL CircEL as an interdisciplinary hub for research and education for the Circular Economy in 2015, with construction as one of our focus areas.The ICEC-MCM is a multidisciplinary collaboration of 25 world-leading experts led by UCL, with the Universities of Leeds, Loughborough, Sheffield and Lancaster, Imperial College London and the British Geological Survey. Funded by the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme to lead the transition to a Circular Economy, we are supported by a network of more than 50 national and international stakeholders from across the construction industry, with the ambition for transformative change in this sector. Our exciting programme of work is leading to actionable solutions that will create economic value from minimising use of energy and virgin raw materials, and progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our portfolio of activities has a total budget of more than £8M, including support for government placements by UCL Public Policy.About the roleThe annual salary for this role is £46,732 including London allowance.Working with Professor Julia Stegemann in CEGE, in a team led by Dr Rupert Myers at Imperial College and Tom Bide from the British Geological Survey, the Research Fellow will improve the BaMFA model code for more reliable convergence and more accurate estimation of missing flows, extend the case study on aggregates with data about cement, for BaMFA of concrete in the UK. Additionally, they will perform quantitative modeling that will inform several papers and dissemination reports and collaborate with partner universities on the reporting of research findings.About youThe successful candidate should have:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline with previous experience
  • Excellent understanding/experience in relation to the topic of Bayesian statistics
  • Understanding/Experience of relevant methods and tools in relation to development of models and tools in relation to development of models in Python and material flow analysis
  • A good publication record
  • Strong analytical, creative and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of, and commitment to the principles of the Circular Economy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contactJulia StegemannWhat we offerAs 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 • Discounted medical insurance Visit to find out more.Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and InclusionAs 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.Available documents

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£46732 per year


North West London

Job date

Sat, 25 May 2024 22:33:58 GMT

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