EconoMISER (Economical Material Innovation for Sustainable and Efficient use of Resources) is an ambitious and exciting new £19.5m Innovate funded project aimed at helping to transform the foundation industries (TFI). It is the first project to be delivered by the Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC) which links academia, public sector and companies to develop a systems approach to carbon reduction, process improvement and product development to create positive impact in the ceramics, chemicals, glass, metals, paper and polymers foundation industries (FI). The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) forms a key pivotal element of EconoMISER, alongside the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Glass Futures (GFL), Materials Processing Institute (MPI), and a Ceramics Industry partner. EconoMISER will be uniquely placed to help create a low carbon resource efficient sustainable future, and establish a precedent of working collaboratively across FI supply chains and between academia, innovators and industry. It will enhance existing R&I assets to provide capabilities addressing technical challenges/barriers across five core themes, each vital to all FI manufacturing processes:
Royce is seeking 6 hands-on, versatile researchers who will apply their specialist technical expertise to conduct projects at short notice. They will provide the capability/resource to react quickly and flexibly to short-term projects. The team will have the opportunity to identify and respond to clear demand from corporates and SMEs, both through direct contact and also via other national research infrastructure, such as the Catapult network. They will be focused on the development and delivery of short/sprint/pathfinder projects and consultancy work based around the capabilities of Royce’s world-leading infrastructure and national network of research expertise.
The Application Scientist posts are substantive new roles within Royce. They will form part of an interconnected, diverse team who, working with each other and the RBE team, will engage with industry (and the national RTO network) to help deliver technical solutions in the area of materials science which cannot be supported by the existing national infrastructure. They will be flexible to travel to partner organisations.
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Name: Ania Jolly (Head of Research and Business Engagement) and Radina Ivanova (RBE Coordinator)
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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.