Research Associate in Urban Stocks Assessment
University of Sheffield Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
United Kingdom

Contract Type: Fixed-term for three years with a preferred start date of 2 September 2019.



Faculty: Faculty of Engineering



The overall aim of this exciting role is to develop and test a multi-scale framework to quantify opportunities for the circular economy in the built environment. This project will focus and test this framework on the non-residential building stock in the UK, exploring the opportunities at the individual building, city and nation scales. A material flow analysis framework will be utilized as the basis for analysis. This multi-scale assessment will be used to estimate the potential that the circular economy has to reduce future material demand and thus reduce the embodied carbon of the UK built environment. Collaborating with industry to disseminate results to practice will be a key part of the role.


Candidates must have a PhD (or be close to completion) in one of the engineering, physical or mathematical sciences (or equivalent experience) with demonstrable evidence of independent research study. Experience of material flow and stock analysis is key experience for this role.


The role of Research Associate in Urban Stocks Assessment will form part of the Resource, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments (RISE) research group within the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at The University of Sheffield. The work will form part of the Urban Flows Observatory, a UKCRIC funded centre, which is a part of a network of six funded urban observatories. Urban Flows aims to enable cities to thrive within the carrying capacity of the planet by developing a globally leading understanding of the flows of energy and resources.


This role is fixed-term for three years with a preferred start date of 2 September 2019.

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