Se busca investigador para vencer la batalla contra el plástico ~

24 de abril de 2019

Se busca investigador para vencer la batalla contra el plástico

Job description: Researcher, Plastic Pollution, Circular Economy & Waste Management

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Location: Bristol, with some remote work possible
Hours/period of work: 10 week, full-time contract (potential to extend)
Start date: Immediately

About Common Seas

Common Seas mission is to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced and stop it polluting people, communities and our blue planet.

We provide the right people with the right tools to navigate the complexity of tackling plastic waste at source, deliver new ways to manage and re-use plastic and stop the leakage into our rivers, seas and ocean.

Our research and work on-the-ground harness the collective expertise of people, governments and businesses to implement action in their own communities to halt the threats of Ocean plastic.

Job Description

Common Seas is looking for a researcher to focus on gathering information and data to develop Plastic Drawdown - the organisations flagship project. Plastic Drawdown, is the most comprehensive tool kit to support governments to understand their plastic waste flows and optimise policies to tackle ocean plastics.

The role will include investigating high volume and leakage plastics for target countries, understanding how they flow through the supply chain, policy instruments for the country to consider and the key stakeholders/decision makers required to implement policies to stop the flow of plastic into rivers and seas.

Person Specification

Excellent research and analytical experience related to waste policy, waste management and infrastructure systems/design, circular economy and plastic pollution mitigation.
Experience of primary data collection through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Impressive ability to think around complex problems or data, and draw out, synthesise and present key information or recommendations.
MSc level or above in relevant discipline.
Strong research and technical writing skills.
Demonstrable experience of delivering systematic desk-based research, data gathering and analysis, including interpreting and critically evaluating a range of academic, technical and grey-literature sources.
Excellent project management skills and capacity to deliver against tight timescales.
Ability to work independently to an agreed brief, with minimal supervision, and deliver structured research tasks and produce high-quality outputs.
A willingness to work flexibly to the shifting demands of projects.
A strong commitment to Common Seas’ core mission.

Experience working as an independent researcher on a contracted basis.
Demonstrable experience in engaging key stakeholders at government, business and community level.
Experience in working directly with a range of relevant stakeholders to reduce single-use plastics and optimise the circular management is preferable - e.g. governments, businesses across the plastics value chain and communities.
Modelling skills (e.g. Excel, R, Python).
Experience in developing and delivering social science research (e.g. involving semi-structured interviews, focus groups or questionnaire design.

Day rate to be agreed.

Please send an email with one-page cover letter and CV to
Please submit your application by 1 May 2019.

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