The UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. The Future Availability of Secondary Raw Materials (FutuRaM) project funded under Horizon Europe with a budget of £12.7 million seeks to: 1) develop knowledge on the availability and recoverability of secondary raw materials in Europe, and 2) disseminate this information via a systematic and transparent Secondary Raw Materials Knowledge-Base.
The Research Fellow for Slags and Ashes as Secondary Raw Materials in Europe will be tasked with characterisation and quantification of properties and flows of metallurgical slags and ashes from waste treatment and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass, which are of interest for recovery of specific elements and minerals. As a key member of the UCL research team led by Professor Julia Stegemann, comprising two academic staff and four researchers collaborating for FutuRaM, the postholder will work closely with several other FutuRaM partners. The position will also be an integral part of the UCL CircEL research team, with an association to the UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials.
The appointment is expected to be available full-time for 14 months in the first instance from 1 October 2022.
The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant field or a Masters degree with significant relevant experience, have excellent understanding and experience of assessment of technical, economic, environmental, and/or social aspects of wastes, and an understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Circular Economy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Relevant research experience with slags and/or ashes, and understanding and experience with application of material flow analysis, would be an advantage.
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