Design Thinking for Materials Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Trash-2-Cash

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We are excited to announce that University of the Arts is advertising for a second full-time, postdoctoral research assistant to undertake collaborative research in the field of design thinking and facilitation. The researcher will join the team for the EU-funded Horizon 2020 innovation project ‘Trash-2-Cash: Utilising zero-value waste textiles and fibres with design-driven technologies to create high quality products’. The project aims to solve the growing problems with paper fibre waste that originates from the continuously increasing textile consumption through design-driven innovation. This will be performed by using the waste to regenerate fibres that will be included into fashion, interior and other high-value products.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification in a relevant field, such as design thinking (preferable with experience in materials), product design, co-design or sustainability as well as an established and active research profile and a proven record of published research in the relevant field.

Visit the official UAL website for more information.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Vacancy, ‘Trash-2-Cash’ Project

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University of the Arts is now advertising for a full time, postdoctoral research assistant to undertake collaborative research in the field of textiles and material cyclability. The researcher will join the team for the EU-funded Horizon 2020 innovation project ‘Trash-to-Cash: Designed High-Value Products from Zero Waste Textiles and Fibres via Design Driven Technologies’. The ‘Trash-2-Cash’ project aims to solve the growing problems with paper fibre waste that originates from the continuously increasing textile consumption through design-driven innovation.

The successful candidate has doctoral qualifications in the relevant field such as design for cyclability, textile innovation, or material science as well as an active research profile and a record of published research in the field.

Please visit UAL’s website for more information.

Student Placements with Digital Design Residents

The V&A’s digital design residents, the T/Shirt Issue, are looking for a small number of fashion students to gain some work-based experience working alongside them during their residency period. The collective, usually based in Berlin, are in residence in one of the studios in the Museum until the end of September 2014.

During their residency, the collective aim to 3d scan a number of the V&A’s objects and use this digital data to create patterns to be printed out and made into original garments which will be displayed in the Museum during London Design Festival. Work placement students can expect to assist the residents with production of garments through pattern cutting and sewing. There will also be an opportunity to help during public facing workshops and events, if this is of interest.

Deadline for applications for this volunteer work placement position is 21st of May. More information for how to apply can be found here.

Intel Fellowship at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) announces – in collaboration with Intel Corporation – a programme that awards and fosters excellence and widespread influence in Art, Design and Technology. The Intel Research Fellowship at CIID recognises and resources outstanding researchers who extend the impact of research in interaction design, artistic practice in technology and creative inquiry in communications and media.

The Fellowship will be be offered to practice-based researchers in art, design and technology, and will support the development of self-led projects that push boundaries in practice and thinking in these areas. The emphasis of projects and programmes developed through this corporate/research partnership will be on evolving the perspectives, tools and shared knowledge of art and design communities in response to a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world.

The 12 month programme (starting in October 2013) indicates an exciting collaboration with Intel that provides Fellows with an opportunity to work in close collaboration with CIID’s research team, and engage with technologists and researchers at Intel.

Closing date for applications: August 23rd, 2013.

For more information: http://ciid.dk/research/fellowships/

TED Graphic Design Intern

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a part-time 2 day a week graphic design intern to join our team for three months from September 2013.

We are looking to hire someone who can assist with graphic design communication to support the publications we are planning in the Autumn term and the TED website. Key requirements of the role would be graphic design skills, social media and blogging communication skills. Applicants would need to be able to use Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, and have good writing skills.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday 28 August 2013 5pm, interviews will take place in on Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 4th of September 2013, the role would start soon after and be for 3 months. Apply for the position by e-mailing tfrc@tfrc.org.uk with a covering note, a copy of your CV, and completed Application Form. Please ensure you follow the application guidance notes.

To download the job specification please click here. For more information regarding the role contact tfrc@tfrc.org.uk.

Senior Research Associate position at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is looking for a Senior Research Associate to join their team. The Centre is based at the Royal College of Art and undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. The work of the Helen Hamlyn Centre is organised in three research labs: Age & Ability, Health & Patient Safety, Work and City. The Senior Research Associate will work as part of a small team of researchers and designers to carry out user-centred design research into domestic energy consumption and human interaction with energy monitoring to lead to the development of new sustainable products as part of the SusLabNWE project, a multi-partner project involving Sweden, Netherlands, Germany and UK.

This appointment is fixed term for one year (maternity cover), closing date 6th of February. For more information please follow this link.

The Ecodesign Centre is looking for a Research Assistant

The Cardiff Metropolitan University is looking for a Research Assistant to join their team at the Ecodesign Centre. The Ecodesign Centre develops and delivers a wide range of projects for the public and private sector, and is currently working on a 3-year contract from the Welsh Government and two European Seventh Framework (FP7) research projects. For more information please follow this link.

Volunteers needed for the Future Fabrics Expo 2012

The Sustainable Angle is looking for students and graduates to help out in the run up to and during the Future Fabrics Expo 2012. The role would be part time and depending on availability for all days during the event. For further information please see the FUTURE FABRICS EXPO VOLUNTEERS 2012 document attached or e-mail charlotte@thesustainableangle.org.

RSVP to register for the Future Fabrics Expo here

Amsterdam based Butterfly Works offers local internship in Morocco


Butterfly Works are a Dutch design initiative who work in Africa/Morocco on social design projects. They are currently looking for two design assistants to work on their ‘Carpet of Life’ initiative in the Sahara.

The role is to support women with the development of local crafts, to access the increasing tourist market in the region. ‘Carpet of Life’ transforms people’s left over clothing and textiles into vibrant textile products. For more information please follow this link.