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  • 25 May 2017 1:13 PM | Alexander Co (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral scholar in Sustainable Systems Analysis, Department of Engineering

    Institution: East Carolina University https://www.ecu.edu/

    Location:  Greenville, North Carolina 

    Deadline: Open until filled

    See more information at the following link: http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85674  

    The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in production-consumption systems with a specific focus on material flows from rural regions to urban regions. The candidate will work on a new project under the direct supervision of Dr. Jay S. Golden, a professor in the Department of Engineering and the Vice Chancellor of Research, Economic Development and Engagement. The research falls under Dr. Golden's leading work on Sustainable Systems Analysis and will initially focus on the unique role that Eastern North Carolina provides in supplying a variety of earth resources to urban regions across the country. The work will expand to examine similar production-consumption systems domestically and globally. This will include examining the environmental and socio-economic implications. The project will also seek to develop an industrial symbiosis /circular economy project in Eastern North Carolina with public and private partners. 

    Responsibilities include management of all aspects of engaging in original scientific research using empirical data acquisition, material flow analysis, and life cycle assessment modeling. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, data collection, report writing, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications, and training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate research students, including overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, and supervision of data entry / data analysis. 
    Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. 

    Approximately 85% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to research. 

    Approximately 15% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students working with Dr. Golden.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    English Proficiency

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    PhD in related field

    The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, be capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, and be self-motivated, dedicated and creative.

    Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically give appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/

    Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" on the  listing page via the link above) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position. 

  • 19 May 2017 3:21 PM | Alexander Co (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral position (without tenure) in Sustainability Management, Department of Business Studies and Economics

    Institution: Technical University of Kaiserslautern http://www.uni-kl.de/en/home/

    Location:  Kaiserslautern, Germany 

    Deadline: June 15, 2017

    At the Department of Business Studies and Economics, the Chair of Sustainability Management at the TU Kaiserslautern seeks to fill the position of a Post-Doc (“Habilitand/in”) without tenure option. 

    This position is available immediately. The regular teaching load will be 4 hours per week. Salary: pay grade TV-L (with a limited contract of 5 years).

    What we offer: 

    • Possibility of obtaining a “habilitation” from the University of Kaiserslautern 
    • Access to the “TU-Nachwuchsring” (network for the promotion of young scientists) for interdisciplinary networking, technical and interdisciplinary skills development and research support 
    • A productive working environment in a young and dynamic team 
    • International networking with renowned research institutions as well as with practice partners 
    What we expect from you: 
    • Very well completed empirical dissertation in Business Economics, Business Studies and Economics or Social Sciences, Industrial Engineering or similar courses of study 
    • Great interest in sustainability management, sustainable innovation or public & nonprofit management/partnerships 
    • Qualified teaching experience at universities 
    • Proficiency in the German and English languages 
    The federal state of Rhineland Palatinate and the TU Kaiserslautern represent a supervision concept in which a high presence of faculty members is expected at the university location. Applicants with children are welcome. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored (please enclose proof). 

    Please send your application in electronic form (including motivation letter, CV, listed publications and courses, copies of certificates) by 15 June, 2017, to sustain@wiwi.uni-kl.de

    Your application should contain two self-written documents (e. g. conference articles or parts of your dissertation), preferably in English.

  • 18 May 2017 2:34 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Tenure tracker in environmental data science and modelling (0.8-1.0 fte)

    Institution: Leiden University https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en

    Location:  Leiden, The Netherlands 

    Deadline: May 24, 2017


    Vacancy number 17-174

    In our Tenure Track system, it is the ambition to appoint the successful candidate ultimately in a professorial position. You must hence already show the potential to develop an own research line, become internationally visible, and take responsibility for external acquisition. You must have proven already to be productive in terms of scientific output. Ideally the research line you will develop will expand CML-IE’s existing research portfolio.

    Interested candidates are invited to read the full advertisement text and follow submission instructions here .

    Applications should be submitted no later than May 24, 2017. The selection procedure will take place in the week thereafter and interviews with selected candidates are planned on 6 June, 2017. You are kindly requested to be available on this date.




  • 17 May 2017 3:41 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Senior researcher (post-doc or equivalent) in the domain of Sustainable Circular Economy

    Institution: Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) http://www.ulb.ac.be

    Location:  Brussels, Belgium

    Deadline:  June 25, 2017

    The research groups GESTe and CEDD of IGEAT (Institute of Environmental Management & Land-Use Planning, Faculty of Science - http://igeat.ulb.ac.be/en/) and SAUL of BATir (Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Faculty of Engineering - http://batir.ulb.ac.be/) are looking for a dynamic and motivated senior researcher (post-doc or equivalent by experience) to fill a research vacancy in the interdisciplinary domain of Circular Economy. This vacancy is part of an institutionally-financed joint research project, titled “Sustainable Circular Economy – Which Circularity? Evaluation, Design and Governance”, which is lead by Prof(s) Wouter Achten (IGEAT-GESTe), Tom Bauler (IGEAT-CEDD) and prof. Ahmed Z. Khan (BATir-SAUL).

    The candidate is expected to have developed expertise on one (or more) of the 3 following axes of the project, and is willing to expand his/her expertise on the other remaining axes in an interdisciplinary way:

    Ø  Circularity Evaluation - development of tools to evaluate circularity (e.g. LCA-based),

    Ø  Sustainable Design - conceptualisation of design strategies and models for sustainable built environment,

    Ø  Governance - analyses of innovative governance modes / arrangements

    The joint research project on “Sustainable Circular Economy” is funded with intra-ULB seed-money for a duration of 2 years. The project was born out of the observation that circular economy is claimed to support evolution towards sustainable prosperity, hence becoming an integrative endeavor at the crossroads of economic, social and environmental dimensions. However, up to now there are only few concrete/empirical evaluation studies that are able to analytically support these in principia claims of sustainability. Moreover, the multitude of possible configurations of cycling concepts, sustainable design practices, alternative economic models, and governance arrangements poses the fundamental research questions underlying the project: Which circularity for which context by what practice? And, how to assess this?

    The general objective of this project is to contribute to the understanding of such “sustainable circular economy” configurations and develop a scientifically sound analytical apparatus and implementation approaches. The project is in principle directed at the urban/metropolitan levels and takes Brussels as its main case study. The project aims to achieve this by considering 3 research axes  - evaluation, governance, design - of which one (or more) should be further developed by the post-doctoral researcher following her/his research background and expertise.

    The candidate will develop the main project idea further through an in-depth state-of-the-art in the three fields/axes in an interdisciplinary way. In collaboration with the project leaders, the candidate is expected to valorise these research activities in the form of joint scientific publications and in developing project proposals for several upcoming funding instruments at the local and European levels. Further, the post-doctoral researcher will contribute to the daily activities of the research groups. The furthering of interactions with other research groups across the ULB – as well as internationally with our networks - will be intensively supported by the 3 project leaders who intend to strategically insert their collaboration in the wider research field. All of these activities will build the basis for follow-up funding and a longer-term integration of the candidate. The project is assumed to develop over the 3 forthcoming years into a full-scale research group working collaboratively on cross-disciplinary circular economy issues; the candidate would be in the first line during the creation of the group. 

    The ideal candidate:

    -          Holds a PhD - or has an equivalent profile through research experience in past projects. Disciplinary background is of lesser importance, considering the strict interdisciplinary working environment provided, but relevant expertise could be located in environmental sciences and policies, engineering/architecture, urban design/planning, cross-dimensional evaluation

    -          Demonstrates research experience or interest in circular economy and sustainability, ideally at urban/metropolitan levels

    -          Has good publications track record

    -          Has interest/experience in writing (Regional / European) research project proposals

    -          Has excellent writing and presentation skills

    -          Is able to sustain a research network

    -          Is autonomous, dynamic, motivated

    -          Is fluent in English language (including written). French proficiency is an asset

    Apply:

    For further information on the position or the research project you may contact prof. Wouter Achten (wouter.achten@ulb.ac.be; +32 2 650 43 22).

    To apply, you should send (all documents in English):

    •   a detailed curriculum vitae, including your publication list ;
    •  a cover letter stating your motivation for this position (specifying on which project axis you would position) and relevant past experiences; and
    • a digital copy of your best scientific output most relevant for this vacancy (e.g. PhD thesis, presentation, journal article / paper, book chapter)
    to Wouter Achten (Wouter.achten@ulb.ac.be) no later than June 25th, 2017. Job interviews will be planned during the week of the 10th of July 2017. The starting date could be September 2017 but is negotiable depending on the availability/preference of the selected candidate).

    Complete job description here

  • 08 May 2017 10:19 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Eco-industrial development in developing countries

    Institution:  University of Ulsan

    Location: Ulsan, South Korea

    Deadline: 5/25/2017 (18:00 Korean Standard Time)

    The University of Ulsan is seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will work with Professor Hung-Suck Park from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, South Korea, for 3-5 years. Prof. Park has been leading the development of eco-industrial parks (EIPs) in Ulsan and South Korea over the last 13 years and currently conducting projects such as “Methodological aspects of industrial ecology research for the sustainable eco-industrial development in Ulsan metropolitan city (NRF)” and “Application of the Korean EIP model to the Vietnamese industrial complexes for their climate adaptations (KIAT).”

     

    Postdoctoral researcher will be affiliated to the International Center on EIP, which will be established at the University of Ulsan, with the support from the UNIDO. The postdoctoral researcher will work on developing theoretical frameworks based on the Korean experiences of the EIP development and applying them to execute ODA projects in developing countries along with UNIDO and IFC. An applicant should have a doctoral degree from a non-Korean institution within the past five years and he/she will need to apply for the Korea Research Fellowship (KRF) for Postdoctoral Researchers for funding up to KRW 70 million per year (including personal costs and living expenses). More information about this program can be found here .

    (No_0) Korea Research Fellowship(KRF)_17 2nd Call for Proposal_Announcement(English).docx

    For any inquiries, please contact Prof. Hung-Suck Park at parkhs@ulsan.ac.kr


  • 07 May 2017 10:20 PM | Alessio Miatto (Administrator)

    To those who wish to spend some time in Canada at a the University of Waterloo, the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship has just been launched. 

    Potential applicants interested in researching exciting IE topics are encouraged to get in touch with Prof. Simron J. Singh.

  • 01 May 2017 11:00 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  PhD Position

    Institution:  ETH Zurich, http://www.istp.ethz.ch/

    Location:  Zurich, Switzerland

    Deadline:  No shown

    The successful candidate will investigate and assess the supply chains of gold, copper, and lithium. State-of-the-art multi-regional-input-output (MRIO) data will be combined with trade data from various existing data sets to quantify the metal consumption of the Swiss economy and determine the origin of resource extraction. This analysis will be complemented with firm-level surveys, of major importers, users, and traders of copper, gold and lithium. The surveys will help to evaluate where firms obtain their metals/materials from and how this compares to the global trade data. In a next step, the general level of knowledge of companies about their supply chain will be analysed, classifying companies as importers of raw materials, semi-processed, and end-products (e.g. mobile phones). The potential environmental impacts of resource use will be estimated for Swiss consumption and trade of the selected metals using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods. By conducting a global analysis of all mines in a given category, we can compare mines and identify hotspots (location and environmental issues). The potential alternatives in local mining activities and global supply chains will be analysed with a view to environmental improvements. This includes assessment of changes in mining practices, reduced mining (including alternative economic activities), and the impacts caused by changed recycling activities and waste management.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled candidate with environmental sciences or environmental engineering background, possibly with knowledge on input-output analyses, LCAs, supply chains assessment. Programming knowledge (e.g. R or python) is an advantage. The project is embedded in a larger context requiring interdisciplinary interests and competences (see:https://polybox.ethz.ch/index.php/s/4Q0uFSjTrOpJe9k)

    For further information please contact Dr. Stephan Pfister at pfister@ifu.baug.ethz.ch (no applications) and/or visit our website http://www.istp.ethz.ch/

    Please submit your application online with attention to: ETH Zurich, Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich, adding a letter of motivation, your CV, diplomas and work certificates as well as a letter of reference and two references. Applications via email will not be considered.

  • 30 Apr 2017 7:51 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Position Title:  POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

    Institution:  East Carolina University (Engineering and the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement)

    Location: Greenville, North Carolina, USA

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Recruitment Range: $47,500-$50,316

    Start Date:  July 10, 2017

    Job Description

    The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in production-consumption systems with a specific focus on material flows from rural regions to urban regions. The candidate will work on a new project under the direct supervision of Dr. Jay S. Golden, a professor in the Department of Engineering and the Vice Chancellor of Research, Economic Development and Engagement.

    The research falls under Dr. Golden’s leading work on Sustainable Systems Analysis and will initially focus on the unique role that Eastern North Carolina provides in supplying a variety of earth resources to urban regions across the country.  The work will expand to examine similar production-consumption systems domestically and globally.  This will include examining the environmental and socio-economic implications.  The project will also seek to develop an industrial symbiosis / circular economy project in Eastern North Carolina with public and private partners.

    Responsibilities include management of all aspects of engaging in original scientific research using empirical data acquisition, material flow analysis, and life cycle assessment modeling. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, data collection, report writing, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications, and training and supervising of undergraduate and graduate research students, including overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, and supervision of data entry/data analysis..

    Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.

    Approximately 85% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to research.
    Approximately 15% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students working with Dr. Golden.  

    Minimum Qualifications 
    English Proficiency
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
    PhD in related field.
    The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, be capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, and be self-motivated, dedicated and creative. 

    Preferred Education and Experience 
    PhD in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or similar field

    Special Instructions to Applicants 
    To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically give appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/  

    Additional Instructions to Applicants 
    Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system at   https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.  In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.  

  • 26 Apr 2017 10:20 AM | Alessio Miatto (Administrator)

    The Paris Agreements (COP21) plan to achieve global carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, we need to build new a new infrastructure of energy production, storage, transport and use, which will consume many raw materials. To be produced, these raw materials require large quantities of energy and other resources such as e.g. water. Raw materials and energy issues are therefore inseparable and the evolution towards low-carbon energies must take place in a context of rapidly increasing demand due to the rapid emergence of developing countries, increasing urbanization and the development of new technologies. Future requirements for raw materials to ensure the development of renewable energies to be significant in comparison with the technologies representative of the current French electricity mix. At the global level, the needs are also important compared to the potentials of both primary production and recycling. In order to better appreciate the criticality of the studied raw materials, the needs will be confronted with the physical and economic supply potential and risks envisaged on a global scale.

    The proposed thesis includesthe compilation of data and dynamic and technico-economic modeling. The compilation of data will be partly based on a data management and query tool developed at the Grenoble Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTERRE), which aggregates databases of physical and monetary flows with raw material inventories derived from life cycle analyses. The modeling part will be based on dynamic material-energy models in development at ISTERRE and on the partial equilibrium model POLES developed at the Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL).

    Contact : Olivier Vidal : olivier.vidal@univ-alpes-grenoble.fr
    Tel: +33670576940

  • 18 Apr 2017 9:13 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoc/Researcher on LCA of second generation biofuels

    Institution:  The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/136671/postdoctor-researcher-on-lca-of-second-generation-biofuels-iv-106-17

    Location:  Trondheim, Norway

    Deadline:  May 7, 2017

    Description

    A two-year Postdoctoral/Researcher position with the possibility of an additional two year extension is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, from 01.08.2017.

     Bioenergy is the most popular renewable energy source and its use is projected to further increase by studies assessing future global primary energy supply scenarios to meet low temperature stabilization targets (e.g., 1.5 or 2 °C). However, the regional potential and the environmental sustainability profiles of novel bioenergy systems are not yet fully understood, including the net climate change mitigation benefits and the potential economy-wide effects of the transformations envisioned for the global energy system.

    The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol) at NTNU has opened a position in modelling climate change impacts of second generation biofuels. The IndEcol team is a well-established interdisciplinary group in the field of environmental sustainability analysis, with publications in high-ranked journals and contributions to the 5th IPCC assessment report. The position is part of the 8-years research activities of the Centre for Environment friendly Energy Research (FME) Bio4Fuels (https://www.nmbu.no/en/services/centers/bio4fuels), and it is instrumental to the overarching ambitions of IndEcol to consolidate its international role in linking resource supply, conversion systems, and advanced climate impact characterization models.

    We seek a person that is strongly motivated to address the interactions between ongoing climate change and mitigation measures entailing the use of bioresources, with a particular focus on the land-climate nexus. Research activities will combine life-cycle assessment (LCA) quantitative approaches, scenario analyses, and climate impact models to assess production and deployment of second-generation biofuels in Norway. The candidate is expected to perform life-cycle assessment of biofuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks and waste flows at various scales, from single value chains to national levels, considering resource potentials and the associated complexity of climate change drivers, from biogeochemical and biogeophysical changes at ecosystem levels to emissions of climate pollutants. Tasks will include inventory data processing and compilation, simulations of various biofuel scenarios, quantification of impacts, presentation of results nationally and internationally, publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

     Qualifications

    The successful candidate should hold a PhD in industrial ecology, engineering, environmental sciences, etc., and/or be familiar with LCA applications. Good programming skills in one or several languages (e.g., Python, Matlab), in addition to good understanding of fundamentals in mathematics and physics, are expected. Previous experience with biomass, bioenergy, and biofuel systems is an advantage. Strong analytical capabilities are expected, as well as documented capacity to present research outcomes in peer-reviewed international journals. The candidate must be a good team player while also being able to work independently and bring the research at IndEcol in the field of biofuels and climate change mitigation forward. Applicants are requested to briefly sketch a one-page document on how they plan to address the research tasks envisioned by this position, on the basis of their scientific background and key research challenges of the topic.


    Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

    Conditions
    Depending on qualifications, the candidate will be hired as a post doctor or as a researcher.  Trondheim is the place of duty.
    Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 485,700 per annum before tax. There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

    The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

    The position is of 2 years duration, with possibility of an additional 2-year extension.

    For further information, please contact Professor Francesco Cherubini, phone +47 73 59 89 42, email mailto:francesco.cherubini@ntnu.no. Please be aware that applications are not to be sent to this email address.

    The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU´s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

    The application
    The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, copies of transcripts and two reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at http://www.jobbnorge.no. Mark the application with IV-106/17.



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