Research Post Vacancy – Asset management of the Next Generation of Artificial Turf Pitches

Loughborough University (LU) are currently recruiting for a research position between the Sport Surfaces Research Group and Technical Surfaces Ltd. to take a lead on effective asset management and maintenance strategies for emerging artificial turf technologies. Innovative carpet and shockpad designs include non-rubber infill products such as such as granulated cork, wood chips, olive pits with, and other organic such as from corn cobs.

The vacancy is for a ‘Sports Pitch Performance Engineer (KTP Associate)’ for a duration of 30 months, and with strong post-project employment prospects. The project is funded by Innovate UK and the company, aimed to embed new capabilities into TS business supported by the LU academic team. This KTP follows on from a previous very successful previous KTP between the same parties. See more information on the benefits to KTP associates.

We encourage applications from highly motivated, proactive and perceptive individuals ideally be qualified to Undergraduate/Master’s level in Technology, Engineering or Materials Science. Work experience in a relevant industry/environment will be considered as advantageous.

The KTP Associate will be based primarily at the Technical Surfaces office in East Leicester and will also spend time at Loughborough University with the academic team. The ability to collaborate with a diverse team, and to proactively take the initiative is considered essential.

For the full job advert and role description, simply input ‘KTP’ into the job title and then search. The closing date is 3rd March.

For informal enquiries please contact either Professor Paul Fleming at LU: , or Tom Knott at TS: