Industrial Impact Fellow

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 27 Feb 2023

Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy

We have two full-time UKRI funded posts available from 1st April 2023 to 31st October 2024.

These roles can be based anywhere in the UK.

The post

The Business School wishes to recruit an Industrial Impact Fellow to support the work of Professor’s Fiona Charnley, Peter Hopkinson and the wider CE-Hub team. You will be responsible for supporting the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) to develop a targeted and sustained dialogue, and commitment to action, with a priority list of industry sectors to influence awareness, behaviour change and the adoption and implementation of CE solutions.

The CE-Hub is part of the £30M UKRI National Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme including five UK Circular Economy Centres of Excellence. The Role will involve collaborating with researchers from the CE-Hub, five CE centres and other major UKRI grants, as well as industrial, policy and government stakeholders, to effectively engage the circular economy community in the activities of the programme, as well as synthesising and communicating outputs and outcomes. You will be responsible for developing and delivering research with the potential for high impact using a consistent and repeatable methodology, to be delivered in collaboration with the CE-Hub team.

The post will include:

  • Mapping and evaluating the UK industrial landscape to identify the most significant opportunities for Circular Economy implementation,
  • Consultation and collaboration with industrial practitioners, policy makers and academics across a range of sectors to identify key challenges and value creation opportunities,
  • Research and development of innovations and interventions to accelerate Circular Economy adoption and implementation,
  • Creation of reports and other dissemination materials to communicate the findings of the research to a diverse audience,
  • Relationship management and the management of business development opportunities,
  • Contribution to CE related teaching and learning programmes within the school

About you

You will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop a programme of research, experience of using a range of methods and approaches to effectively communicate technical research findings to a diverse range of stakeholders including academic, policy, industrial and societal audiences.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

What we can offer you

  • 41 days leave per year
  • 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

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

For further information please contact Fiona Charnley,

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