Institution: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.agence-2Dnationale-2Drecherche.fr_suivi-2Dbilan_environnement-2Det-2Dressources-2Dbiologiques_systemes-2Dalimentaires-2Ddurables_fiche-2Dprojet-2Dalid&d=AwMFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=03aMGks25JLe8vVuptScq21TpD3nONQy9A4uDe2FnIQ&m=1Fvn-qlL3taRhv4mO-m886kCq6qMAukw_rcepvrnDbM&s=RyLBdYOp07AwnMBI_QhmH3vosr3y4DmBSZWvVVYqTs8&e=
Location: Rennes, France
The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), is devoted to producing knowledge and innovation in the fields of food, environment, regional development and sustainable agriculture.
We propose a post doc position based at the research unit “Sol Agro et hydrosystème Spatialisation” (UMR SAS) at Rennes, Brittany, France (http://www6.rennes.inra.fr/umrsas/).
Our group is dedicated to the evaluation of the environmental impacts of agricultural production systems. Our studies follow two main objectives:
· The development of methods for the environmental evaluation of farming systems. Life Cycle Analysis is at the basis of our methodological work.
· The evaluation of existing and new production systems. Work on pig production, fish production systems, dairy systems and on the evaluation of environmental impacts and ecological sustainability at the level of a farming region is ongoing.
The present position called “environmental evaluation of insects biorefinery systems for trout and poultry feeds production using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)”, is included in a large research project: ANR DESIRABLE (http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/suivi-bilan/environnement-et-ressources-biologiques/systemes-alimentaires-durables/fiche-projet-alid) involving teams of several different private companies and French research institutes (Ynsect, IPV Food, INRA, IRSTEA, Agroparistech…). This project is focused on the sustainability assessment of the ingredients coming from an insect biorefinery, to be a sustainable alternative to fish and soybean meal in fishes & poultry diets.
The project aims to produce environmental impact indicators applied to different technical and geographic contexts of insect’s production and processing, feed production, and finally poultry and trout productions, using the LCA methodology. The method will be adapted according to the production systems and the regional backgrounds.
This postdoc project focuses on 3 points questions:
1- the adaptation of the approach based on attributional LCA developed by our research unit, to insects production, processing and use as ingredient in animal feed (trout and poultry)
2- the development of a consequential LCA taking into account the economic market changes in feed production sector (Coll. Catherine Macombe, IRSTEA)
3- The inclusion of uncertainty analysis in both attributional and consequential LCA.
Applicants should have a PhD in environmental science, natural resources management, animal production, farming systems research, agronomy or a closely related field. Experience with environmental assessment approaches is desirable, especially on Life Cycle Assessment. Ability to work in a team and verbal and written communication skills are required. Basic knowledge of the French language is appreciated, but not necessary.
The positions are open to both French and non-French candidates.
The position is based at UMR SAS, INRA, Rennes Centre, France.
Duration is 24 months;
Gross remuneration according to national public sector : 2310,52 € / month
Please send CV and motivation letter to:
Joël Aubin : email@example.com
65 rue de Saint Brieuc
CS 84 215
35 042 Rennes cedex, France