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Sustainable Technology Researcher

What does a sustainability researcher do?

Sustainability researchers conduct studies to develop sustainability models, indicators, and best practices. They often hold advanced degrees in fields related to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.





*This is not a Data Analyst, or a Software Engineer role

  • Floating City Limited has exciting opportunities for applicants with a strong scientific background and genuine interest in the business to join us as a Technology researchers.

  • This specific role relates to emerging technologies in the field of Green / Sustainable technology research. This covers technological and business aspects of Green, Environmental, and Materials technologies, such as bioplastics, polymer recycling technologies, packaging materials, and others with the aim of developing a research portfolio in Sustainable Technology. The research will involve understanding and exploring the science behind these technologies, while also evaluating economic and environmental credibility to forecast the future of the industry.

  • The Researcher we hire will help us evolve our understanding of these markets; be involved in delivering solutions for our clients; will work with our marketing team specifically on this topic and will formulate deep insights about the future of this and related industries.

  • You will be given client-facing responsibilities from the very start and there will be ample opportunity to participate in a range of strategic business development and marketing activities.

  • There will be international travel - to learn and interpret the latest developments in your domain; to meet customers and innovative companies; to disseminate your knowledge and to promote Floating City Concept at a global level.


  • FCL will facilitate your rapid personal and professional growth, including opportunities to develop toward project and people management.

  • Successful applicants who progress through the company will have the potential to become recognized as a leading, trusted name in the industry enabling them to become the reference point for companies seeking business intelligence and/or commercialization advice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess technology innovations and their commercial opportunity by conducting detailed research by a variety of methods, including interviews with innovators and adopters (by telephone and face-to-face), event attendance, patent analysis, tracking global trends, and other methods.

  • Based on your direct interactions with people from global organizations, write profiles of organizations throughout the value chain, assessing them versus competitors and the market need for their solution.

  • Compile research into articles and reports, covering technology assessments; market insights; analysis of market opportunities, and forecasts that you develop to quantify the opportunity.

  • Provide custom research to clients for their specific consulting requests, which can include an assessment of their technology and market opportunity, strategic advice on market entry, and due diligence.

  • Support colleagues in business development by demonstrating your topic knowledge to potential clients and determining their needs.

  • Actively promote Floating City Concept and your own research by writing enticing articles summarizing your research, delivering webinars, conducting video interviews, answering questions from media, delivering public presentations, and helping to develop infographics.

  • Represent Floating City Limited at international events and by visiting organizations, from introducing the company and what we do to presenting your work. You will be expected to present your research findings and strategic insights.

  • Assist other aspects of the business including training programs and developing topic-specific strategies.

  • Be proactive in helping our business development team win new opportunities and being a champion for the company.


  • A strong record of academic achievement, including A/A* A-Level Mathematics and an Undergraduate/Master's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science, or other relevant subjects, ideally from a top UK or internationally ranked university. A Ph.D. is desirable but not essential.

  • Some technical/commercial experience is preferable, demonstrating skills such as engaging with customers/potential customers, meeting objectives, demonstration of commercial acumen, etc

  • A desire and drive to continuously learn about technology innovations, their real-world applications, market status, and player activities.

  • Excellent ability to seek out and present compelling new information and articulate an analysis both verbally and in writing, with accompanying visuals (charts, infographics, etc.)

  • Be comfortable with calling and talking to many people in a business-to-business environment. Effectively question interviewees to compile research useful in assessing a particular technology or industry.

  • Excellent capability to distill significant levels of information from multiple sources into clear, relevant analyses and conclusions.

  • Strong attention to detail and quantitative problem-solving skills.

  • Experienced user of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Must be confident in giving technical presentations in front of an audience.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as having a collaborative attitude to your work. You will be expected to be part of a team and coach and motivate others when necessary.

  • You must be able to commit to regular travel.

  • In addition to strong English language skills, it would be advantageous, but not necessary, to be proficient in another language, in particular Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean.

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