The Department of Civil Enginnering (UdeS)
PhD position for a period of 3 years in the research center on concrete
Salary: net CAD 1,667.00 pr. Month (equivalent gross CAD 2,330.00)
Application deadline: 1.12.2013
The Department of Civil Enginering has a PhD position for a period of 3
years in the research center on concrete infrastructure
(http://www.lecrib.ca/ang/index.php). The position is connected to research
activity in the area of sustainable development and innovative technologies.
The position is connected to the PhD-program at the Department of Civil
Enginering. The project will focus on a consequential life cycle assessment of
cement concrete pavement and asphalt pavement for the purposes of integrating
environmental indicators and supporting pavement type’s selection. Influenced
parameters depending on the type of pavement such as fuel consumptions and
light needs will be integrated into the assessment.
The requirement for the positions is a completed master’s degree in
Civil Engineering with good results, or education to equivalent level.
Candidates with a master/major in related areas may apply if previous
researches are clearly related to the topic described and includes a strong
focus on LCA and materials.
Specific requirements are a profound theoretical background in models
used in LCA (e.g., SimaPro), familiarity with Attributional and consequential
LCA, and experience in data collection.
Fluency in English both written and spoken is mandatory. It will
further be evaluated positive if the applicant has experience with
environmental science methods of quantifying environmental impact (e.g.,
input-output analysis, life-cycle analysis) and has experience with scientific
writing. If the applicant does not speak French it will be expected that he or
she is willing to attend a French course.
Application forms and more information about the PhD-program are
Further clarification about the positions is available by contacting Professor
Ben Amor, e-mail: ben.amor (at) usherbrooke.ca