Research Associate (EU strategy, policy and circular economy) - #981326

Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Contractor
Work schedule: Full day
Manchester Metropolitan University


£39,347 to £45,585
per annum, Grade 8

Full Time


7th February 2024

20th February 2024


About the role:

We are looking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and dedicated research associate to join the circular economy group based within the Department of Natural Sciences for 48 months helping to deliver upon Manchester Metropolitan's contribution to an EU funded grant. Your role is to undertake research in the field of implementing innovative methods for safety and sustainability assessment of chemical and materials at the nano level. You will be providing validation of approaches in light of EU strategy, policy and circular economy. Also, you will consider and comment on current EU policies, strategies and regulations related to the testing and assessment of chemicals, materials and/or substances. Furthermore, an initial standardisation or validation dossier will need to be completed and also you will provide recommendations for the future development of EU policy, strategy, and regulation.

This is a Fixed-term position, please click on the 'Apply' link above for a full Job Description and further information about this role.

About you:

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral level degree in circular economy and/or EU policy, strategy and regulation with experience of delivering research projects.

  • Knowledge and experience of EU policies, strategies and regulations relating to testing and assessment of chemicals, materials and/or substances.

  • Be able to develop and create a transparent and accessible database that will be shared on open platforms.

  • Be able to comment on current EU policies, strategies and regulations related to the testing and assessment of chemicals, materials and/or substances and prepare an initial standardisation or validation dossier.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation, the EU Ecolabel, REACH and CLP.

About the department:

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms, our research has real-world impact and cultivates lasting relationships with businesses, the government, sports organisations and the general public to share our innovation and expertise.

The Department of Natural Sciences has over 100 members of academic staff and delivers courses to over 1000 students across Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programmes. Our courses range across Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geography with MSc courses in Advanced Materials, Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Zoo Conservation Biology and Environmental Sustainability.

To Apply:

Click on the 'Apply' button above to submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability to the role.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the post, please contact Professor Craig Banks (*******

Please note: Interviews are schedule to take place on 22nd February 2024, please ensure you are available on this date should your application be successful at this stage 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring . We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

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