Deadline: 28.06.2024

Research Fellow in Sustainable Construction & Retrofit/

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom

Grade G (£31,607 – £36,371 per annum)

Grade H (£37,458 – £42,135 per annum)

Full Time/Fixed term contract for 24 months

We now seek to appoint 2 Research Fellows to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research on the grand societal challenge of climate change, with a focus on enabling a resilient and sustainable built environment that is healthy and safe to occupy. It is also a great opportunity to help shape and influence the research work that the new Centre will carry out. We are looking to appoint two people with progressive ideas, an openness to learning across multiple disciplines, and a willingness to engage with complexity in the pursuit of scaleable, yet quality-driven, solutions to sustainability in the built environment.

These posts are not connected to externally-funded research projects in the first instance, so the work programme has some flexibility in terms of the priorities of the Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit (CSCR)  and the specific interests and experience of the successful candidates. The common objective of the research team is to conduct high-quality, impactful research. There will be opportunities to learn new skills and develop ideas for new research projects. Initially funded for two years, the aim is to use these new posts as the basis of creating a new research team, subject to success with external funding applications.

Net-zero by 2050 presents a huge challenge for buildings and the construction sector, with up to 50% of carbon emissions attributable to the building, maintaining and operation of buildings. While the mitigation of emissions is one challenge, the adaptation of the existing built environment is becoming increasingly urgent, globally.

In 2022 NTU made a strategic investment of £1.5m to create the new Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit (CSCR) within the School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment. The CSCR addresses applied research questions with a focus on how the built environment sector transitions to become physically resilient and sustainable. In addition to research, the Centre is developing and delivering new courses, and working locally, regionally and nationally on Knowledge Exchange with communities, businesses, government and other stakeholders.

Interviews will take place week commencing: 15th July 2024. Closing date is 28th June 2024.

About Us

We are the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) at Nottingham Trent University. We make, create, design and build. We’re planners and problem solvers. We draw lines, and we break boundaries. We are 3,000 students, five departments and one school.

In the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, we stand half way between science and philosophy; and between tradition and disruption. We embrace theoretical rigour and insist on providing hands-on experience for all our students. We celebrate design heritage, and we invite innovation.

We’re a nationally renowned stage for talent in making and design. We investigate the physicality of tools and tech, glass and grass, and bricks and mortar. We also explore the abstract excitement of ideas and creative philosophies.

For any informal queries about the role or the ADBE team, please contact Professor Gavin Killip at [email protected] and Associate Professor Kate Simpson [email protected]

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Find out more about our academic community at NTU, including the support we offer to academics at all stages of their careers at Support for academics | Nottingham Trent University

We also offer:

  • Between 25 and 35 days annual leave per year (dependent on grade) plus statutory bank holidays and 5 university closure days pro rata
  • Salary Sacrifice Retirement Savings Plan with life assurance and income protection. Available to colleagues who choose to opt out of the contractual pension scheme. Minimum colleague contributions of 0% matched with minimum NTU contributions of 8%.
  • Opportunity to receive a bonus for exceptional performance and contribution
  • Range of health and wellbeing services, voluntary benefits, discounts, and savings for all colleagues.
  • And a whole lot more…

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