Job Vacancy Research Assistant (Life Cycle Assessment for net-zero carbon buildings)- Fixed Term (CF9542) University of Bath

Job title: Research Assistant (Life Cycle Assessment for net-zero carbon buildings)- Fixed Term (CF9542)

Company: University of Bath

Job description: Research Assistant (Life Cycle Assessment for net-zero carbon buildings)- Fixed Term

Job title Research Assistant (Life Cycle Assessment for net-zero carbon buildings)- Fixed Term

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309 per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 23 June 2022

Closing date Thursday 07 July 2022

Interview date Thursday 14 July 2022

Reference CF9542


is looking for a Research Assistant to support an ongoing project in Life Cycle Assessment for net-zero carbon buildings.

About the role:

To achieve net zero carbon buildings, we must measure and reduce emissions across their whole life cycle, from the manufacture of construction materials to ultimate deconstruction. The widespread motivation to do this has increased significantly in recent years. For example, since May 2019, over 1,000 UK and global architecture and engineering practices have signed up to “Construction Declares” and committed to reducing whole-life carbon. However, there are persistent challenges to measuring whole-life carbon and therefore reducing it in practice. In particular, uncertainty is usually ignored. It is then unclear how confident we can be that one option is lower-carbon than another, and our low-carbon intentions may not be achieved in reality.

This Research Assistant position will support an ongoing project that aims to significantly improve how uncertainty is treated during life cycle assessment (LCA) of construction products and of whole buildings. The position will involve collaboration with two other researchers working on the project (one from Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation), under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.

This position is advertised full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis for 5 months, starting from 10/10/2022.

About you:

Our ideal applicant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of specialist knowledge of subject matter – particularly LCA – to effectively contribute to the research programme
  • Demonstrate awareness of the latest developments in the field of research
  • Show highly competent in IT packages as appropriate to discipline/area of research
  • Organise and prioritise own workload to meet required deadlines

About us:

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering was ranked joint first in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment. Overall, 90% of our research activity was graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent. You will join an inter-disciplinary research group working in LCA, sustainable construction materials and low-carbon building design. You will form part of a vibrant research community including three leading centres: , the , and the .

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a .

A with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:
very generous employer contributory pension scheme; * generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;

  • an excellent

that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; * able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension;

  • a wide range of personal and professional


is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us and on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances across our community. We are very proud to have recently received and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to .

Further details:

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.

Expected salary: £27116 – 33309 per year

Location: Bath

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 07:20:00 GMT

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