Part time 0.25fte fixed term contract until 30th June 2023
Environmental Technologies and Resource Efficient Support Services (EnTRESS)
An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the award winning built environment team within the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Wolverhampton. Acknowledged as one of the largest universities in the UK, 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 projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.
This is the second phase of EnTRESS forming a new £1.8 million ERDF project, aiming to support the development of 120 SME’s in the Black Country and Stoke and Staffordshire LEP areas by offering expert advice to grow their businesses. This can include participation within specialist workshops, individual support, product assessment, technology showcases and industrial challenges – all linked to energy efficiency and the transition towards a low carbon economy. The Faculty are confident that this project will continue to deliver its contractual outputs and provide linkages and research opportunities with industry for the School of Architecture and Built Environment and wider FSE faculty.
Working as a researcher within the EnTRESS project you will be focussed on developing the research and engaging Faculty academics in the EnTRESS activities. This can include the practical evaluation of an EnTRESS client product and its performance in relation to other available products. In addition, as a researcher, the expectation is that you will identify industry trends and environmental technologies which may not yet been adopted by SMEs in the Black Country and Stoke and Staffs LEP areas. As part of the EnTRESS team the expectation is that you will also be integral to hosting events and seminars around resource efficiency and environmental technologies targeted at local business.
As a researcher, you will develop a range of case studies to provide data that can be incorporated into the EnTRESS Summative Assessment and Logic Model (evaluation report) and to be included in future funding applications.
It would be preferable if you have worked on an ERDF projects before – but not essential as guidance can be given.
For informal discussions regarding the post please feel free to contact Dr Paul Hampton, EnTRESS Project Director, P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk, 07977 200116.
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.