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  • 02 Jul 2015 3:37 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Institutions: School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, University of Manchester http://www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk/

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Deadline: 31 July 2015


    Reference : E&PS-06717

    Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences 

    School / Directorate : School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science 

    Division : CEAS General Staff 

    Employment type : Fixed Term

    Duration : Available from 01/09/15 until 28/02/17 

    Location : Sackville Street, Manchester

    Salary : £30,434 to £32,277 per annum

    Hours per week : Full time


    The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate funded through the EPSRC grant, A Comprehensive and Coordinated Approach to Carbon Capture and Utilisation (4CU).

    4CU aims to put the UK at the forefront of international work in the field of carbon capture and utilisation by converting CO2 to fuels. The programme grant involves the University of Sheffield (lead), the University of Manchester, University College London and Queens University Belfast. The project will provide a model example and a ‘tool box’ of relevant unit operations, catalysts, materials and sustainability assessment techniques. This is the first attempt of its kind in the UK and is different from previous as the focus is on carbon utilisation rather than storage.

    Your role will involve sustainability evaluation of different CCU options. This will be carried out using tools such as process flow sheeting, life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) to help identify and design more sustainable CCU options.

    You will work under the leadership of Professor Adisa Azapagic and Dr Rosa Cuéllar-Franca and will be based in the Sustainable Industrial Systems (SIS) research group within the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. For more information on SIS and 4CU, visit www.sustainable-systems.org.uk.   

    You will have an excellent first degree and a PhD in chemical engineering. A proven track record in LCA and LCC is also essential, as well as familiarity with process design. Working knowledge of Aspen would be a distinct advantage.

    The School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2012 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/.

    Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

    Professor Adisa Azapagic, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering.

    Email: adisa.azapagic@manchester.ac.uk

    Tel: 0161 306 4363


    General enquiries:

    Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

    Tel: 0161 275 4499


    Technical support:

    Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

    Tel: 01565 818 234


    Date of external posting: Tuesday 30 June 2015

    This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

  • 01 Jul 2015 1:50 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Senior Research Fellow

    Institutions: Swinburne Institute for Social Research http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/institute-social-research/

    Location: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

    Deadline: 5 pm on 23 July 2015

    Senior Research Fellow (position number: 31490)

    • Swinburne Institute for Social Research  
    • 1 position available at Academic level C, D or E (dependent on qualifications and experience)
    • Salary: from $105,726 plus 17% superannuation (dependent on qualifications and experience)
    • Full-time, fixed term position until September 2018, based at the Hawthorn campus

    In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 400 universities in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and one of the top 75 in the world in physics.

    A Senior Research Fellow position is required to provide high level management of and input to the research, reporting, stakeholder engagement and graduate student liaison.  The position will be centred at the Node of Excellence in Smart Low Carbon Urban Design & Retrofit to be established at Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

    Skills and Experience
    An earned doctoral qualification in discipline aligned to CRC Node research activity (eg. applied social science related to low carbon living and behaviour, low carbon urban design, low carbon transport/mobility, smart low carbon cities).

    A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position descriptions at the relevant academic level C, D and E

    Benefits  
    As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits and opportunities including salary packaging options, Employee Assistance Program as well as discounts on private health insurance, newspaper subscriptions, movie tickets, transport, computers and software.

    To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

    How to apply
    Swinburne is an Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2014 as recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and men.

    To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

    Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online

    For further information, please contact Prof. Peter Newton on tel +613 9214 4769

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

    Refer to position number: 31490
    Applications close at 5pm on 23 July 2015

    Click here for level E position description

    Click here for level D position description

    Click here for level C position description

    How to apply:

    • If you have NOT registered with our Online Application System, you can begin your Application by clicking the 'Begin' button.
    • If you are unsure if you have registered before, click here and follow the steps.
    • FORGOTTEN YOUR LOGIN DETAILS? click here and follow the steps.
    • If you want to preview the Application form prior to logging in,click here
  • 01 Jul 2015 1:41 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: ERA Chair Holder

    Institutions: Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation http://www.iung.pulawy.pl/eng/

    Location: Pulawy, Poland

    Deadline: 

    We are looking for a dynamic scientist to establish an interdisciplinary research group, combining experiment and theory. The ERA Chair holder is expected to represent research excellence in the field of bioeconomy and expertise in relevant fields: systems analyses, mathematical modelling, spatial analyses, climate change adaptation and mitigation methods, renewable energy, GHG emission.
    These should be documented by publications in international journals, as well as a record of outreach activities in the specified area.

    Description

    The main responsibilities of the ERA Chair holder:
    • Organising research and development studies of the ERA Chair for Bioeconomy;
    • Analysis and dissemination of research and studies results; 
    • Development of research contacts internationally; 
    • Initiation and preparation of international projects;
    • Developing contacts with industry and leading development projects;
    • Supervision of doctoral study students and reading special courses in degree studies. 

    Practical experience in applying for research funding and directing research work is mandatory. The ability to communicate with other scientists at the interface between theoretical and experimental research will play a key role. Organisational skills and experience in managing projects are essential. The appointment of the ERA Chair holder is for 54 months with the possibility of extension after the lifespan of this project, if additional external funds for the research will be obtained by the ERA Chair holder. 

    The required documents:
    1. Curriculum Vitae 
    2. The cover letter 
    3. Two letters of support
    4. The list of Impact Factor publications, with H-index
    5. The list of international and national projects
    6. The consent of processing of the personal data
    7. Method, terms and place of the submission of documents

    The required documents shall be communicated by traditional mail to the address of the Institute (IUNG-PIB, Czartoryskich 8 Street, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland) or by email in pdf format only (attachments up to 15 MB) to the address: kmizak@iung.pulawy.pl , sekretariat@iung.pulawy.pl. or submitted personally in the Human Resources Department of the Institute, from Monday to Friday, from 7AM to 3PM no later than 01.09.2015. 

    Successful shortlisted applicants should be prepared to participate in online and/or face-to-face interviews.
    The start date is negotiable, however the position is open immediately. The application must contain the following statement: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my offer to be processed for the purposes of recruitment, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated August, 29,1997 (uniform text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2002 No 101, item 926 with further amendments)"

    Nr of positions available : 1

    Research Fields

    Agricultural sciences - Other

    Career Stage

    Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc) 

    Research Profiles

    Leading Researcher (R4) 

    Comment/web site for additional job details

    http://www.iung.pulawy.pl/eng/



  • 01 Jul 2015 8:32 AM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Sustainability Consultant

    Institutions: Metabolic http://www.metabolic.nl/

    Location: Metabolic, Netherland

    Deadline: 

    Position

    To provide organizations with key insights and roadmaps to achieve ambitious visions, our consulting team works essentially as a group of systems detectives to understand how to identify key drivers and address root causes within the system. In our work, it’s more about how we think and how we apply industrial ecology principles to what we’re working on than it is about what we know. Therefore applicants should be capable analyzing a system or topic area outside of their comfort zone. The job requires you to live in or near Amsterdam and is a full time commitment. Starting date is flexible; August, September, or October are all options.

    Requirements

    • Solid basis in systems thinking Industrial ecology background or similar

    • Ability to work with clients in a front-facing role

    • Foundation of sustainability thinking around core issue areas, such as energy, agriculture, industrial processes, or resource recovery

    • A solid understanding of business and economics

    Experience with one or more of the below is a plus:

    • Environmental Management

    • International exposure

    • Lifecycle assessment

    • Systems modeling

    • Geospatial mapping

    • Software development

    • Developing ESG indicators for investment

    About Metabolic

    Metabolic is a cleantech development and systems consulting firm. We work with companies, governments, and communities to change the way systems work to be fundamentally more sustainable. We develop new technology and spin-off companies that can meet the global challenges we face head-on. Metabolic is looking for a talented systems thinker to join our consulting team. We work with cities and industry to deeply analyze systems dynamics and chart a practical way towards a fundamentally improved state.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send your CV, a motivation letter, and please answer the following questions (max. 1 A4) to work@metabolic.nl

    1. What is one of your favorite companies (can be anything), and why?

    2. Assume you are hired in as that company’s CEO. In a rough sketch, describe what you would do if you wanted to transform the company’s operations so that it provides the same service in a fundamentally more sustainable way.

  • 25 Jun 2015 11:05 AM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Research Associate

    Institutions: School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester  http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Deadline: July 17, 2015

    The University of Manchester is seeking an outstanding candidate to help develop the research agenda of the Sustainable Consumption Institute, with a particular focus on new methodological approaches to studying the re-embedding of energy and food provision into local contexts.

    You must hold a PhD in social sciences, preferably in economic sociology or innovation studies, display familiarity with the sociological literature on food provision, energy provision and/or sustainability, and have a thorough background in methodological approaches such as social network analysis or sequence analysis (full requirements are listed in the particulars).

    You will be institutionally located in the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) in the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester. You will work closely with Professor Frank Boons as well as other members of the SCI, on the project outlined in the particulars, and on associated tasks.

    The SCI offers a vibrant context for the study of the interrelated practices of production and consumption. For further information, please visit:

    http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/

    The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

    Professor Frank Boons

    Email: frank.boons@mbs.ac.uk

    Tel: 0161 275 8988

    General enquiries:

    Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

    Tel: 0161 275 4499

    Full details can be found at

    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALJ842/research-associate/



  • 18 Jun 2015 9:41 AM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Post-doctoral researcher

    Institutions: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency http://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/PostDoc_Position.cfm?pos_id=675

    Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Deadline: July 20, 2015

    Integrating Life Cycle Assessment into Decision Support

    Project number: STD-06-15-2015-08

    Lab/Center/Office: NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

    Division: SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

    Brief description of research project: As the area of Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) continues to expand, there is a continual need for advancing its methodology and as well as increased application of this approach to solving environmental challenges. As a foundational contributor to life cycle-based research, the Office of Research and Development, is expanding the use of Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for the identification and quantification of natural resource usage and releases to the environment during manufacturing, use, and disposal; the assessment of the potential environmental impacts of these material uses and releases; the identification of opportunities to reduce environmental burdens and achieve system-wide improvements. This post-doctoral position will support Decision Theory research by developing a methodology that integrates Life Cycle Assessment with Life Cycle Costing and Environmental Systems Thinking. The researcher will develop and propose criteria to be utilized for innovative approaches towards solving existing problems by identifying methods for translating LCA information and results into EPA decision support models and tools.

    Geographical location of position: Cincinnati, OH

    High priority research areas: Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC)

    Scientific project area: Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC)

    Educational requirements: PhD in Environmental or Chemical Engineering or related decipline

    Specialized training and/or experience preferred: Experience in performing environmntal LCA as defined y the ISO 14040 and 14044 standards; scoping and developing LCA studies based on stakeholder preferences; applying engineering process design principles for advanced Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) development; evaluating and communicating data quality; and assessing and extracting data from the most common LCI databases and reporting results for LCA projects for clients tat are subject to external review is desirable.

    Projected duration of appointment: 3 years

    Paid relocation to EPA work location: Yes

    Application Period Open Date: Jun 15, 2015

    Application Period Close Date: Jul 20, 2015

    Scientific contact/Principal Investigator(s)*: Michael Gonzalez, gonzalez.michael@epa.gov, 513-569-7998

  • 12 Jun 2015 4:38 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Lecturers (Assistant Professors)

    Institutions: The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/

    Location: Bath, United Kingdom

    Deadline: July 10, 2015

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit three talented and engaging Lecturers (Assistant Professors). There are a number of focussed research centres within the Department broadly covering the activities of staff associated within four academic groups: Design and Manufacturing; Solid Mechanics and Materials; Thermofluids and Energy; and Dynamics and Control.

    The candidates will be expected to bring new expertise which aligns itself with one or more of the activities of existing research centres. In addition, the candidates should have capaibility to contribute to teaching which fits into the appropriate academic group as specified below:

    A: Lectureship in Mechanical Engineering - the lectureship should broadly fit into any of the above four academic groups.

    B: Lectureship in Dynamics and Control - the lectureship should broadly fit into a research theme related to energy, electrical/hybrid machines, or robotics/autonomous systems

    C: Lectureship in Solid Mechanics and Materials - the lectureship should broadly fit into a research theme related to the understanding, modelling and processing of advanced materials, composite systems or multi-functional structures

    Applicants must provide a four-page outline of a potential research grant application and be prepared to discuss this at interview. Typically this application would be aimed at the EPSRC First-Grant Scheme and it would be expected that the successful lecturer submit this within the first year of the appointment.

    The appointees will lecture MEng students on undergraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering. The Department puts a great deal of emphasis on its design and student-research projects, and the appointee will be expected to participate fully in these teaching activities.

    The successful applicants will work in a progressive academic environment, and will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University. There is a strong culture of providing newly-appointed lecturers the necessary support and freedom to develop their academic careers. The lifestyle advantages of working and living in one of the most beautiful areas in the country are an added attraction.   

    We encourage the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer excellent benefits, with options for flexible working.

    The candidates will hold a PhD with clear evidence of a developing academic career.

  • 08 Jun 2015 2:27 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Research Training Opportunity

    Institutions: The Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD), Research Triangle Park (RTP)  http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=18266

    Location: North Carolina, United States

    Deadline: 

    Project Description:

    A postdoctoral research training opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). The appointment will be with the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. 

    APPCD helps provide the basis for the formulation of EPA’s environmental policies and programs by playing a vital role in the EPA scientific research mission. APPCD helps develop and evaluate solutions to environmental problems faced by EPA, local and state agencies, and the public; provides information and tools that enable EPA to develop cost effective and sustainable approaches to protecting human health and the environment; and supports EPA’s environmental protection goals by providing direct support to EPA’s regulatory and voluntary programs and by developing and evaluating emissions measurement, emissions control, and cost effective risk management strategies. APPCD concentrates efforts in four research areas:

    • Climate Change/Technology Assessment,
    • Source/Emissions Characterization,
    • Combustion/Emission Control, and
    • Indoor Air Quality. 

    The research participant will conduct research in the development of novel approaches to energy system modeling and life cycle assessment to capture a broad range of direct and indirect environmental impacts that can affect communities. S/he will research how linkages between energy scenarios and life cycle assessment can be made, identify existing work in the literature that makes these connections, and explore the challenges associated with translating that information in a format that has utility to U.S. communities. S/he will use ORD’s regional-level MARKAL energy system model and U.S. 9-region database (EPAUS9r) to quantify possible future regional energy mixes. Life Cycle Assessment factors using tools such as the Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) will then allow the associated local and supply chain impacts to be quantified. The research participant will then explore how to scale these portfolios and their impacts to a community level.  

    The goal of this research project is to examine the broad environmental consequences of community-level decisions in the context of the regional energy mixes. Therefore, the scope of the analysis would ideally include all of the sectors in the energy system, including resource supply, renewable and fossil, electric power production, refineries, and end-use sectors including transportation, residential, commercial and industrial. However, depending on the timing and complexity of the problem, the research participant may chose to focus on specific sectors, issues, impacts or supply chains to research in greater depth. 

    The research participant will gain experience in the following:

    • Energy systems modeling and life cycle assessment.
    • Interpreting modeling results.
    • Navigating datasets for life cycle and energy technology characterization.
    • Identifying possibilities for, and barriers to, integration of datasets relevant to energy system analysis and life cycle assessment.
    • The application of system and life cycle tools for energy analysis at the community level.
    • Collaboration with a diverse set of researchers, including energy system modelers, life cycle analysts, and other research efforts in the Sustainable and Health Communities Research Program. (Will include travel to the Cincinnati-based laboratory)
    • Preparing presentations and papers, including those for non-technical groups, including outreach and communication to community and educational groups.

    Through these activities, the research participant will gain a better understanding of the complexities of energy system choices at the community scale and an understanding of how to analyze the broader life cycle impacts of energy supply chains in communities.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in quantitative analysis, engineering, physical sciences, operations research, economics, decision analysis, statistics or related interdisciplinary field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience with life cycle assessment, energy modeling, and the application of tools such as optimization, simulation, and/or system dynamics modeling is desired. 

    The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U. S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but a candidate also may hold an appropriate visa status; an H1B visa is not appropriate). Guidelines for non-U.S. citizens may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/immigration.htm

    The appointment will be full-time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant's travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant's health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

    Technical Questions:

    The mentor for this project is Dr. Rebecca Dodder (dodder.rebecca@epa.gov). 

    How to Apply:

    An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA-ORD/NRMRL-APPCD-2015-04 when calling or writing for information.


  • 02 Jun 2015 7:12 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Student

    Institutions: The Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology  http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ee/Pages/default.aspx

    Location: Göteborg, Sweden

    Deadline: June 26, 2015

    The Department of Energy and Environment excels in research and education related to energy, environment and sustainable development ranging from a global perspective to industrial and product issues. In total around 200 persons are active at the five divisions of the department.

    Information about the project
    The candidates at Chalmers will be placed at the Division for Environmental Systems Analysis, which conducts research to assess environmental impact of technological change and to explore ways to transform technical systems to better meet environmental and resource constraints. Our research requires cross and transdisciplinary efforts and stakeholders are often engaged in our research. The division has around 30 staff members, including engineers, natural and social scientists and offers courses in areas related to the research.

    In a resource-constrained world the need for a transition from linear to circular economy is urgent. MISTRA REES - Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions - is a 4-year research program addressing product and service design for resource efficiency. The program brings together leading Swedish universities, large and small companies and societal actors to advance the transition of Swedish manufacturing industry towards a circular economy. In total we are recruiting nine doctoral candidates to the program, three of them to Chalmers, the others to Linköping University and Lund University.

    Major responsibilities
    You will conduct research on circular product designs' potential to mitigate resource scarcity, focusing on scarce and critical metals. Core to this work are quantified descriptions of material flows throughout product life cycles. Scarce and critical materials will be mapped to clarify whether shifts away from linear product designs allow for increased circularity. Environmental impacts of resource use will be assessed using several methods in parallel. Furthermore, these methods will be examined for their ability to inform product design processes in manufacturing industry.

    You will also take part in evaluating the sustainability of product design guidelines, business models and policies for resource-efficient and effective solutions, developed in other parts of MISTRA REES. Your project will be coordinated with other projects within MISTRA REES, both at Chalmers and at the other the universities. Further, you will interact with the companies and societal actors forming the MISTRA REES consortium.

    Part of your time will be devoted to taking courses in fields which support your research. Further, you will take part in the teaching activities of the division.

    Position summary
    Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years, during which you are expected to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree.

    Qualifications
    You hold an engineering MSc degree (or corresponding) in industrial ecology or equivalent. Your education has given you knowledge on life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, materials and product design. Experience from any of these field is a merit. Your create structure with ease and have reflexive and analytical ability. Your easily express yourself in oral and written language. Excellent English is a requirement while Swedish is a merit. You enjoy collaboration with other people and you adopt new perspectives with ease.

    Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

    Application procedure
    The application should be marked with Ref 20150196 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

    1. Application: (Please name the document: APPLICATION, Family name, reference number)
      − CV
      − Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
      − Two references that we can contact.
    2. Personal letter/Qualifications: (Please name the document as: QUALIFICATIONS, family name, ref. number) 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
      − Previous research fields and main research results.
      − Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
    3. Other:
      − Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
      − Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

    Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

    Application deadline: 2015-06-26

    For questions, please contact:
    Professor Anne-Marie Tillman, e-mail: anne-marie.tillman@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 2122
    PhD Maria Ljunggren Söderman, e-mail: maria.ljunggren@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 2132

  • 02 Jun 2015 7:03 PM | Tianjun Hou (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Students 

    Institutions: The Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology  http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ee/Pages/default.aspx

    Location: Göteborg, Sweden

    Deadline: June 26, 2015

    The Department of Energy and Environment excels in research and education related to energy, environment and sustainable development ranging from a global perspective to perspectives on an industrial and product scale. In total around 200 persons are active at the five divisions of the department.

    Information about the research and the division
    The positions will be placed at the Division for Environmental Systems Analysis, which conducts research to assess environmental impact of technological change and to explore ways to transform technical systems to better meet environmental and resource constraints. Our research requires cross­ and transdisciplinary efforts and stakeholders are often engaged in our research. The division has around 30 staff members with diverse expertise, including engineers, natural and social scientists and offers courses in areas related to our research.

    In a resource-­constrained world the need for a transition from linear to circular economy is urgent. MISTRA REES ­ Resource-­Efficient and Effective Solutions ­ is a 4-­year research program addressing product and service design for resource efficiency. The program brings together leading Swedish universities, large and small companies and societal actors to advance the transition of Swedish manufacturing industry towards a circular economy. In total we are recruiting nine doctoral candidates to the program, three of them to Chalmers, the others to Linköping University and Lund University.

    Major responsibilities
    You will conduct research about under what conditions, e.g. in what sectors and for what types of value chains, circular solutions are more resource-­efficient, in terms of environmental impact and use of natural resources and in terms of financial resources. Core to this work are quantified descriptions of resource flows throughout the life cycles of circular solutions and their linked environmental and economic impacts.

    Your research will also contribute to the development of assessment methodology as such. One of the positions will in this respect focus on metrics for resource use, the other on the combined use of life cycle assessment and life cycle costing.

    You will also take part in evaluating the sustainability of product design guidelines, business models and policies for resource-efficient and effective solutions, developed in other parts of MISTRA REES. Your project will be coordinated with other projects within MISTRA REES,, both at Chalmers and at the other universities taking part in the program. Further, you will interact with the companies and societal actors forming the MISTRA REES consortium.

    Part of your time will be devoted to taking courses in fields which support your research. Further, you will take part in the teaching activities of the division.

    Position summary
    Full­time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years, during which you are expected to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree.

    Qualifications
    You hold an engineering MSc degree (or corresponding) in industrial ecology or equivalent. Your education has given you knowledge on life cycle assessment, product design and production. Knowledge on cost assessment is an advantage. Experience from any of these fields is a merit. You create structure with ease and have reflexive and analytical ability. Your easily express yourself in oral and written language. Excellent English is a requirement while Swedish is a merit. You enjoy collaboration with other people and you adopt new perspectives with ease.

    Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

    Application procedure
    The application should be marked with Ref 20150193 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

    1. Application: (Please name the document: APPLICATION, Family name, reference number)
      − CV
      − Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
      − Two references that we can contact.
    2. Personal letter/Qualifications: (Please name the document as: QUALIFICATIONS, family name, ref. number) 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
      − Previous research fields and main research results.
      − Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
    3. Other:
      − Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
      − Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

    Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

    Application deadline: 2015-06-26

    For questions, please contact:
    Professor Anne-Marie Tillman, e-mail: anne-marie.tillman@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 2122
    PhD Maria Ljunggren Söderman, e-mail: maria.ljunggren@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 2132

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