Graduate Research Assistant (Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW))

University of Exeter

Exeter, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Job description

The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) is an exciting  new partnership between the University of Exeter and South West Water and will be the first purpose-built, collaborative centre with the water sector, and enable the innovative, transdisciplinary ‘whole system’ approach required to address the current and future challenges of the water and waste industry.

CREWW will be based in a new building comprising world-leading analytical laboratories, field-monitoring capabilities and computing facilities, together with training and collaboration space designed to promote interaction between researchers from disciplines including physical geography, biosciences, engineering, economics, psychology and the social sciences and water industry colleagues.

The post

The College wishes to a full timerecruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the development of CREWW. The successful applicant will advise on the design the research space (drawing on input from colleagues and industry partners) and lead on the procurement of equipment. They will also provide support to researchers within CREWW. This post is available immediately on a fixed term contract for 18 months.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on project progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have experience of procuring analytical equipment, strong understanding of the purpose and operation of analytical equipment and a technical understanding of a variety of environmental analysis procedures which will enable them to inform the design of the research space.

The successful applicant will be able to work with and influence academic and professional services colleagues within the university, and with colleagues within industry.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces . Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.                                                                    

For further information please contact Nicky Cunningham, e-mail [email protected]