The University of Wolverhampton

Researcher Associate

Wolverhampton Campus, Springfield Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,302 - 34,188 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

European Union


Temporary post until 31st December 2021


We are seeking a Researcher to lead the research area of the new Sustainability and Construction Futures project that is based within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Wolverhampton. This is a £1.4million ERDF contract that will support the development of a research hub around Construction Futures expertise, while supporting 35 SME’s in the Black Country by offering access to university knowledge and expertise through working with academics and researchers on collaborative projects.


The Construction Futures Centre will engage in collaborations to bring the latest technologies to SME’s including digital simulation expertise to test the latest ideas and concepts around offsite construction, offsite manufacture, factory layout, modular design and construction etc.


The Researcher will work on collaborations:

  • specifically focussing on offsite construction, offsite manufacturers and offsite construction supply chains, and the uptake of advanced BIM,
  • supporting the national agenda on house building, and affordable housing,
  • ensuring that Black Country companies engaged in offsite, or thinking of engaging in offsite or modular construction are able to access the latest thinking, technologies and research to sustain a lead in this growing sector


Ideally you will have a Masters level award related to built environment, manufacturing, sustainable construction, BIM or similar subject areas, and experience of undertaking both primary and secondary research. Skills in statistical analysis software, e.g. SPSS, Stata, or SAS are required. 


Experience of developing applications and simulations using discrete events simulation software such as Flexsim are also required, as is the ability to produce quality reports.


You will support the Project Manager with the business development aspects of the project, maintaining contact with local Growth Hubs, etc, to promote the project, as well as working with SME’s who are the project beneficiaries.


With 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The university holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF funded projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.


For informal discussions regarding the post contact Julie Lappin Business Development Manager, (01902 321655,

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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