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Research Associate in Circular Economy Business Models for a Sustainable Food System
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-13683

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/04/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum pro rata (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Hours per week: 28 Hours

Contract Duration: 1 May 2019 for 18 months

Applications are invited for the above position with a May 1st 2019 start, to work on the Diverseafood project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Diverseafood is a collaboration between the University of Manchester, the Newcastle University, the Scottish Association for Marine Science, and the University of Greenwich. You will be based within an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Tyndall Centre in the University of Manchester. The project aims to understand which existing and novel business models have the potential to scale up new companies diversifying food production, in order to transition towards health-promoting and resilient food systems.


The School of MACE

The School of MACE is the largest engineering School within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. Manchester was the birthplace of the engineering discipline, and MACE has historical routes in the Institute of Mechanics in founded in 1824. Today the School hosts 1300 undergraduate and 450 postgraduate students, delivers undergraduate programmes across Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and MSc programmes in both technical engineering subjects and management. With 120 academic staff, 90 technical and support staff, and 300 postgraduate research students and post-docs, the School is at the forefront of engineering education in the UK.  


The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Maria Sharmina


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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