Post Graduate Researcher (NBI)

University of Wolverhampton

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of NBI Post Graduate Researcher.

 The University of Wolverhampton has made a major strategic investment of £120 million in the establishment of a flagship state-of-the-art campus with advance facilities at Springfield. Located on a 12-acre city centre site, the Springfield campus is part of the brownfield regeneration of the City of Wolverhampton canal-side redevelopment. Home to the University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment (SoABE), the National Brownfield Institute, the Thomas Telford University Technical College (UTC), and the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, the regeneration of the former Springfield Brewery is central to the University’s vision of enhancing the student experience and supporting business growth.

Launched in September 2022, the NBI is a £14.8 million investment project supported by the Government’s Getting Building fund for the West Midlands, part of the Levelling Up programme, in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council, the Black Country LEP and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The NBI is a world-class research and business support centre with an emphasis on developing modern methods of building and sustainable construction practice through innovation and partnership with the construction industry, focusing on the practical application of future brownfield regeneration and remediation through the work of research teams, leading policy development and commercial services. It will be integral to the way land remediation and regeneration is carried out across the Black Country, West Midlands, the UK and beyond and will play a pivotal part in unlocking brownfield land to help tackle the housing shortage in towns and cities. It will also support the development of a range of industry challenges and technology showcases around brownfield and sustainable construction helping the UK to meet its Net Zero ambitions.

You will work within the NBI, providing fit-for-purpose research of regional, national and international significance that will assist in maximising the University’s and businesses potential and provide valuable statistical evidence demonstrating the ‘Impact’ and other additional benefits provided to the business community that have collaborated with the NBI. You will support the delivery of NBI and its contracted outputs by developing relationships with the SMEs and other businesses that need access to information on the location and condition of brownfield development sites within the Black Country, West Midlands and the UK.

For informal discussions regarding the post contact the Head of School, Dr Paul Hampton, [email protected] or Director of NBI Prof Chaminda Pathirage, [email protected]

The University of Opportunity for Students and Staff

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of our staff body reflects those of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who may not define themselves as disabled, but nevertheless encounter challenges)

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