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This page provides a list of job openings and research opportunities of interest to the industrial ecology community. We are using the blogging feature of our website for this page. To post a new job opportunity, please send your notice to the ISIE office. We will delete these posts after six months or whenever you notify us that the opening has been filled.
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  • 04 Sep 2015 4:10 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  University Academic Fellow in Sustainable and Resilient Cities

    Institution:  University of  Leeds,

    Location:  Leeds, UK

    Deadline:  September 30, 2015

    Information on the job role.

    Your key aims will be to contribute to research excellence on sustainable and resilient cities at the University of Leeds in terms of leadership, high profile publications and impact cases; to increase the international and national profile of this research excellence, and to foster collaboration in research and teaching on sustainable and resilient cities within the University. Cities need the necessary capacity to match policies, finance, governance, technologies and business models across scales to deliver innovative solutions to contemporary problems. You will be expected to conduct independent and collaborative research, participate and lead on research funding bids, publish in leading academic journals, and disseminate your findings in policy-relevant arenas. You will also supervise PhD students in the interdisciplinary sustainable and resilient cities theme under faculty and cross-faculty doctoral training initiatives, such as the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and the EPSRC Bioenergy Centre for Doctoral Training, for example. You will play a key role in teaching which could potentially include the core BA/BSc and MSc modules within the Sustainability Research Institute programs. The teaching topics will include interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability, risks, hazards and resilience, through business models, governance and organisational capacity, community decision-making, and appropriate investment in sustainability and resilience. You will be expected to collaborate with the city of Leeds as a living lab for research, with considerable support from Leeds city partners. 

    Outline desired candidate profile.

    The successful candidate will have significant proven interdisciplinary research experience within the field of Sustainable and Resilient Cities, including a significant publication track record, a proven ability to work with stakeholders beyond academia, and participation in funding bids. In terms of teaching, a successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

    Contact details.

    For enquiries about the role please contact Associate Professor Julia Steinberger: Email:, Tel: +44 0785 607 9625.

    Applications should be submitted online here:

  • 04 Sep 2015 3:46 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Post-doc

    Institution:  University of Sherbrooke,

    Location:  Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada

    Deadline: September 27, 2015

    Professor Ben Amor is seeking a motivated and highly skilled Post-doc  to join his LCA group for 2 years in the following research project: Streamlined LCA for ecodesign and uncertainty propagation analysis (in collaboration with the industrial chair CIRCERB (Ulaval, ) and the centre for Innovative Construction Materials (U of Bath, )

    The Pos-doc position will be offered by the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada).

    ·         Applicants should possess competitive Ph.D. and Master grades.

    ·         Skills in LCA modelling and inventory management are expected.

    ·         Knowledge of Wood materials is an important advantage.

    ·         A knowledge of French is also an important advantage. If the applicant does not speak French, it will be expected that he or she is willing to learn French.

    Please note that Post-doc Scholarships are offered for selected candidates.

    Prior to applying to the university, all applicants must send for selection:  

    1) cover letter with their motivations,

    2) CV and 

    3) a transcript including grades for all courses completed during their Master’s and undergrad’s program.


    Further clarification about the positions is available upon request, using:

    Application deadline: 27 september 2015.

    Starting date : January or february 2016

  • 04 Sep 2015 3:37 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Post-doc

    Institution:  CentraleSupelec,Industrial Engineering Lab,

    CentraleSupélec (Chatenay-Malabry, France) is offering a post-doc position for 6 months starting from October or November 2015.

    The post-doc candidate will be integrated in the Laboratoire Génie Industriel (industrial engineering lab, He will be involved in a collaborative research project funded by EcoSD (French network of eco-design researchers EcoSD, and ADEME (French EPA). The project is a collaboration between CentraleSupélec and Vinci Construction, about the integration of usages in eco-design for building and construction.

  • 24 Aug 2015 2:51 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Regulatory Affairs Officer

    Institution:  European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry, 

    Location:  Brussels, Belgium

    Deadline:  September 21, 2015

    CEPE is the European Association of producers of Paints, Printing Inks and Artists colours. See .

    At its office in Brussels exists a vacancy for a:

    Regulatory Affairs Officer who will initially coordinate the portfolio of sustainability activities within the CEPE community and in a later stage deal with occurring regulatory affairs.

    To organize the relevant Working Groups on Sustainability and other issues To lead the related projects (LCA studies).

    To maintain good working relations (two way information streams) with the relevant National Association’s dossier holders.

    An academic degree in chemistry, biology or environmental studies.

    Experience  with

    • -          LCA studies
    • -          Safety, health and environmental aspects; preferably within the paintor printing ink industry.
    • -          Managing issues in a multi-stakeholder environment

    Communicative skills; able to write convincingly, to summarize, to create consensus and commitment,

     Moderation  skills


    English fluent in speech and writing

    Candidates should live or consider to live in the Brussels area.

    Candidates are requested to send their application before September 21 to CEPE’s Managing Director at

  • 24 Aug 2015 2:44 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Distinguished Named Professor

    Institution:  University of Delaware,

    Location:  Newark, DE

    The University of Delaware is conducting an international search for a Distinguished Named Professor in Energy and the Environment. 

    We seek a dynamic and highly collaborative leader, who will catalyze enthusiasm and collaboration across disciplines and expand our collective capabilities to solve real world problems at the intersection of energy, environment, and policy.  Academic interests may address any aspect of energy and/or the environment and the position can be housed in any academic department or a possible joint appointment between or among departments.

    The University is home to many leading departments, centers, and institutes associated with energy or the environment, including the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the UD Energy Institute, as well as nationally renowned academic programs related to the environment and sustainability, including environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental humanities, environmental justice, environment and society, water science and policy, disaster science and management, environmental policy, and environmental studies.

    I would be pleased to respond to any questions that you may have regarding this unique opportunity or take your suggestions for  highly qualified candidates?

    With best regards,,

    Marsha Dickson, Ph.D.

    Irma Ayers Professor of Human Services

    Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies University of Delaware

  • 24 Aug 2015 12:16 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title: Post-doc (2)

    Institution:  The Institute of Social Ecology at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) of Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt (Vienna campus), 

    Location:  Vienna, Austria

    PostDoc-Assistentin / PostDoc-Assistent (Dienstort Wien) am Institut für Soziale Ökologie (SEC) - Kennung 447/15:
    PostDoc-Assistentin / PostDoc-Assistent (Dienstort Wien) am Institut für Soziale Ökologie (SEC) - Kennung 448/15:

    Please do not hesitate to give this information to any person who could be interested in applying, especially to women qualified for this job.
    For further information please contact:

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:58 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Assistantships for New PhD Students

    Institution:  Stony Brook University Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Location:  Stony Brook, NY

    Deadline:  December 1, 2015

    The Department of Technology & Society at Stony Brook University invites applications from well-qualified candidates to work in areas of energy-environmental system transitions, and/or science and technology ecosystems. These graduate assistantships are part of an expanding research hub that focuses on grand socio-technical challenges. Funding for accepted students will cover 4 years with associated teaching or research assistantships.

    How to apply: For information on applying for the PhD program, see: The deadline for applying for Fall 2016 entry is December 1, 2015.



    Department of Technology and Society

    The Department of Technology and Society, one of seven departments in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, applies concepts and tools drawn from natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences to examine and enhance the relationship between technology and our society, both regionally and globally.

     Stony Brook University

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:39 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Post-doc 

    Institution:  Université Lavalm, 

    Location:  Quebec City, Canada

    Project description 

    The suggested project includes 3 components. First, we would like to investigate the cost of the environmental externalities in an actual construction project. Environmental externalities refer to the economic concept of uncompensated environmental effects of production and consumption that affect consumer utility and enterprise cost outside market mechanisms.  As a consequence of negative externalities, private costs of production tend to be lower than total “social” costs. It is the aim of the “polluter/user-pays” principle to prompt households and enterprises to internalize externalities in their plans and budgets. A project will be identified within our partner portfolio, possibly a project with an already realized LCA. Then externalities will be identified, quantified, costed and ranked in term of importance in a construction project. Finally, these costs will be taken into account in an economic input–output life cycle assessment or in a life cycle cost analysis. This could be achieved under an attribution of externalities per m2 of building.

     Second, in support of the expansion of the prefabricated and modular housing industry, one of our partners would like to have LCA data of both on site et prefab house for the main export markets. Our objective is to see if the environmental footprint of this industry could be an argument in favor of the prefab housing industry.

    Finally, we would like you to support the graduate students of the CIRCERB with the LCA component of their project.  The subjects of these projects could range from the use of LCA as a product design tool to whole building assessment.

    Research area 

    Environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing.

    Starting date: As soon as possible

    Department: Wood Sciences (The work will be performed at Université Laval in Quebec City).

    Main Supervisor: Pierre Blanchet (

    Candidate profile: Holder of a Ph.D. related with life cycle assessment

    Requested documents: CV and a motivation letter

    More details: Administration CIRCERB  (

  • 20 Aug 2015 3:50 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Post-doc

    Institution:  The Ohio State University

    Location:  Columbus, OH, USA

    Post-doc position in Environmental Decision Science at The Ohio State University, see the attached description for more details and for the URL to apply.  Contact Robyn Wilson at for more information. 

  • 20 Aug 2015 3:47 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title: Post-doc

    Institution:  French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA),

    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 (

    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.


    Research project:

    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 ( 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.


    Applicant profile:

    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.

     Operating conditions:

    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 :

     UMR SAS

    65 rue de Saint Brieuc

    CS 84 215

    35 042 Rennes cedex, France

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