Research Associate

Bucks New University

High Wycombe, , GB

The School of Art, Design and Performance is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and highly-motivated candidate to the role of Research Associate (0.5 FTE) in Product Design.  

The appointee will be responsible for supporting the achievement of Bucks New University’s deliverables on the EU Horizon 2020 programme funded PANIWATER project (Grant no. 820718) which aims to provide safe drinking water for vulnerable communities across the globe using low cost Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) technologies.

Working with consortium members, you will be responsible for the planning, design and management of the production of plastic transparent jerrycans (TJC) made of polypropylene (PP).   You will also take a lead in the testing and evaluation the PP Jerrycans in Indian rural communities. As part of this work there will be a requirement for fieldwork, site visits and overseas travel which will be funded by the project.

A product design background is essential with experience of working in the field on live projects and a PhD in the relevant field is highly desirable. A strong knowledge of materials and mass manufacturing methods, especially in polymers and moulding, and good 3D CAD and manual prototyping skills are essential. Additionally, there may be opportunities to contribute to teaching for suitable candidates.

For further information about this role please contact Dr Ramesh Marasini, Associate Head of School for Art, Design and Performance via [email protected]

All applications are to be made in full and online.  The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Closing Date: 24/06/2020        

Interview Date:  TBC

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Bucks New University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.





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