Overview

I am seeking a motivated individual to join our dedicated research family working as part of a new multi-million pound Living Lab Project. The project’s unique integrated approach uses technologies from different disciplines with the common goal of achieving Net Zero for a University Defense partner.

You will be part of one of six experiments that make up the Living Lab framework and your focus is the Carbon Accounting Experiment. You will provide baselines and life cycle inventories for a military base by conducting Carbon Accounting; it will create a governance framework and database for energy and carbon accounting. You will conduct stakeholder interviews and help establish a Living Lab research methodology. As part of the role, you will liaise effectively with researchers across a range of disciplines around emerging carbon reduction technologies. The project quantifies emissions (scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) of operational responsibility e.g. energy consumption at offices and communal housing; fleet vehicles and parts of the supply chain. You will develop carbon accounting baselines and set reduction targets/goals. As part of the project, you will provide transparent evaluations of the different interventions and design a Carbon Zero roadmap for our Defense partner. The roadmap will support the carbon reduction actions at a specific location and support the organisation’s capability to scale across the organisation, UK Defense and perhaps NATO Defense sector more widely. The role will enable you to collaborate with a team of academics and you need to publish research outcomes in high-quality journals.

To apply, you should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Operational Management or Geography or in related fields.

You must have expertise in Carbon Accounting, conducting interviews, developing databases and working procedures. A track record of publishing research in high quality journals and experience supervising student research projects is desirable. Please see the job description for more details- https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-Research-AssistantAssociate-in-Carbon-Accounting/745972101

Closing Date: 6th February 2022; The post is full-time, fixed term for 30 months.

We are dedicated to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and would be happy to discuss flexible working arrangements or part-time working. This role will be mainly based in Newcastle University, with regular visits to our project partner and other travel might be required on an ad-hoc basis.

Security: As the Living Lab is with a partner in the Defense sector, you should be prepared for security checks if you are selected as the preferred candidate. For example, individuals working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

To apply and see more about the post check out- https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-Research-AssistantAssociate-in-Carbon-Accounting/745972101

For all informal enquiries, please contact please contact Dr Oliver Heidrich, oliver.heidrich@ncl.ac.uk or call me +44 (0) 191 208 6563

For more information about the School of Engineering and our research, see https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/

Oliver Heidrich (PhD, MSc, MEng, Dipl-Ing.)

Civil and Environmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering Group.

School of Engineering, Cassie Building, Room 3.10; Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

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