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Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Trash-2-Cash

Academic & Research
Academic Development and Services
Chelsea College of Arts - Millbank
Full time
Fixed Term
01 Oct 2015 – 31 Dec 2018
No
Closing date
21/09/2015 23:55
£35,884 - £43,052 per annum

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. 

Chelsea College of Arts is a prestigious establishment with a track record of teaching and nurturing impressive talent. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious researcher, ready to undertake collaborative research in the field of textiles and material cyclability. You will join the team for the EU-funded Horizon 2020 innovation project  ‘Trash-2-Cash: Designed High-Value Products from Zero Waste Textiles and Fibres via Design Driven Technologies’, based at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and delivered in collaboration with a consortium of project partners. In the ‘Trash-2-Cash’ project, growing problems with paper fibre waste from the paper industry and textile fibre waste, originating from a continuously increasing textile consumption, will be solved through design-driven innovation. This will be performed by using the waste to regenerate fibres that will be included into fashion, interior and other high-value products.   

You will be expected to develop, support and participate in research and events that will clearly communicate and disseminate the ideas of the consortium and any results arising from the activity and work. You will co-design and deliver all knowledge sharing activities to feed design and R&D, and support research and events that will endeavour to explore the design approaches, materials and methods required to create cyclable products within a variety of industry contexts.  

You will have a doctoral qualification in a relevant field, such as design for cyclability, textile innovation , or material science. You will have an established and active research profile and a proven record of published research in the relevant field. You will be self-motivated and have a good working knowledge of design and scientific and technical approaches to material cyclability, and the clear communication of these through appropriate user-friendly channels. 

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 9627.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.

This opportunity is closed to applications.