Accessibility Tools

Job details

Research Associates in Sustainable Chemical Engineering – Developing Sustainable Supply Chains (2 posts)
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: E&PS-04753

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/07/2014

Salary: £29,837 to £35,597 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemical Engineering

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 18 months

School / Directorate: School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

This project aims to optimise the design and maximise re-use of products and materials in different supply chains, to help reduce the use of resources and the amount of waste.

The roles will involve developing appropriate methods and approaches for achieving the project aims, initially by focusing on representative product categories that consume significant resources and end-of-life waste.

You will work under the supervision of Professor Adisa Azapagic and will be based in the Sustainable Industrial Systems (SIS) research group, within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. For more information on SIS, visit

You must have an excellent first degree and a PhD, with demonstrable expertise in life cycle sustainability assessment, product eco-design, supply chain management and related topics. You will be an independent and highly-motivated researcher able to work with minimal supervision. Industrial experience and knowledge of the retail sector would be a distinct advantage.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Adisa Azapagic:


Telephone: 0161 306 4363

The School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Sciences 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 received a Silver Award in 2012 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:

Further particulars


The closing date for this job has now passed.