Industrial Impact Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Fellow: The Tevi Project)
University of Exeter Business School
The post is available from 21st January 2019 until 31st January 2021 and is part of a project involving the University of Exeter, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and forms part of the European Structural & Investment Funds for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and as such business support and engagement is fundamental to the delivery of the project.
You will lead in the development and delivery of environmental growth/circular economics tools and have practical experience and/or a research background in a related field of study (examples of which are outlined within the Job Description). You will also be able to derive business benefit from such skills and knowledge, specifically working with micro, small and medium sized enterprises. You will work closely alongside project partners and the wider project delivery team, and lead on individual business engagements, and you will have a PhD or equivalent qualification/experience (including being from an industrial background) in a related field.
You will work as part of a project that seeks to innovatively integrate 'ecosystem services' and 'circular economy' approaches to drive business innovation, resource efficiency and contribute to Cornwall's long-term environmental growth.
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role here.
Background to the Environmental Growth for Business Project:
Tevi (www.tevi.co.uk) is an exciting project seeking to innovatively integrate 'ecosystem services' and 'circular economy' approaches to drive business innovation, resource efficiency and contribute to Cornwall's long-term environmental growth. Tevi will work and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to identifying opportunities for increased productivity and economic resilience through improvements in resource efficiency alongside business-led opportunities that contribute to the delivery of Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy (2015 - 2065).
Tevi is a partnership project led by the University of Exeter and involving Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Wildlife Trust (including the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly). Business support and engagement is fundamental to the delivery of the project and a key aspect of all posts within it.
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.