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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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  • 18 Aug 2016 12:45 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  PhD position

    Institution:  SDU Life Cycle Engineering,  University of Southern Denmark, http://www.sdu.dk/lifecycle

    Location:  Odense, Denmark

     

    SDU Life Cycle Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in urban metabolism and urban sustainability. We expect the position to be filled from November 1st, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    SDU Life Cycle Engineering is a self-governed Centre within the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark. The Centre is acknowledged for unique research in system analysis and systems integration, applying a holistic understanding and global view on the sustainable development, optimization and integration of key sectors such as agriculture, energy, industry and waste management under present and future framework conditions. The theory and methods of Life Cycle Assessment, Energy System Analysis, and Material Flow Analysis as well as economic and socio-economic assessment lie at the core of our research.

    Our research field was established at SDU in 2007. Since then, we have been steadily growing, and by 2016 we have achieved status as self-governed Centre, counting 15 researchers from 8 countries and about to expand again by opening 7-9 positions. We are predominantly externally funded and engaged in a large number of strategic research projects funded by a variety of sources from EU projects, national strategic research projects, sector research projects (e.g. the Danish EPA and Energy Agency) to private company projects and NGO projects. In our research, we collaborate with leading universities, centres and companies in Denmark, EU, USA, and Asia with project partners counting around 200 industrial partners, 100 university partners, and 40 authority and NGO partners since the establishment of our research group in 2007.

    Our education & teaching portfolio covers a broad range of technology and science courses related to these research areas. We are running our university’s Master program in Environmental Engineering and are strongly involved in both the Bachelor and Master programs on Energy Technology and on Integrated Design and Sustainable Product Development.

    The PhD position is a core part of the project “The weight of cities and dematerialization and decarbonization implications (CityWeight)” recently funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

    Cities present both the problems and solutions to sustainability challenges. Urbanization is largely a process of the development of urban built environment stocks, which facilitate access to human needs and consequently lead to environmental impacts throughout the entire life cycle (built-up, operation, retrofitting, and waste management phases). Urban metabolism research has hitherto been focusing on characterizing urban flows; however, urban stocks and their implications on the trade-offs and synergies between direct and indirect environmental impacts mitigation remain poorly understood. In this project, we propose to develop a method to characterize the physical weight, material composition, spatial distribution, and historical dynamics of built environment stocks for case Danish cities (e.g., Odense). The results will help inform sustainable waste management, urban planning, dematerialization, and decarbonization strategies.

    The PhD fellow is expected to:

    Successfully complete a study programme corresponding to 30 ECTS

    Participate in teaching and dissemination activities corresponding to approx. one semester of full time employment

    Carry out an external research stay

    Complete a PhD thesis including scientific peer-reviewed articles

    Defend his PhD work in a public PhD defence

    Qualifications and skills

    The successful candidate should have a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Geography, or closely related disciplines. Knowledge and/or experience with Material Flow Analysis and/or Geographical Information System (GIS) are preferable. Experience in modelling and/or quantitative analysis is an advantage.

    The applicant should have good communication skills. He or She must either have English as her/his native language, or alternatively be able to demonstrate an English language the level demanded by the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering (minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 points; Paper-based TOEFL 575 points; Computer based TOEFL 230, Internet-based TOEFL 88 points).

    The ideal candidate should be ambitious, well-motivated, and hardworking. He or She should be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary and international academic environment, and should be able to work both independently and in a team. At SDU Life Cycle Engineering we are front runners in the main part of our research areas, and accordingly, the candidate is expected to have ability of being creative, and to be able to work under challenged conditions where the road ahead is not clear, and on the borderline of our knowledge.

    Further information is available from Associate Professor Gang Liu at phone: +45 6550 9441, email: gli@kbm.sdu.dk.

    Please find more details and submit your application here


  • 16 Aug 2016 3:39 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Officer - Sustainable Economy and Procurement

    Institution:  ICLEI

    Location:  Freiburg, Germany

    Deadline:  August 31, 2016


    Click here for job details.

  • 28 Jul 2016 9:06 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral Researchers/International PhD Students

    Institution:  Chinese Academy of Sciences, http://english.cas.cn/

    Location:  Beijing, China

    Deadline:  August 20, 2016

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) offers a package of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”, to support highly-qualified international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. The PIFI program is available for four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists, visiting scientists,postdoctoral researchers, and international PhD students. Detailed description of the CAS PIFI is provided here

    Dr. Wei-Qiang Chen from the Institute of Urban Environment, CAS, is happy to host your application for two types of CAS PIFI positions: Postdoctoral Researchers and International PhD Students. Potential applicants that are doing (or interested in) research on Industrial and Urban Ecology, especially material flow analysis, urban metabolism, or urban mining, are welcome to contact Prof. Wei-Qiang Chen at wqchen@iue.ac.cnbefore August 20, 2016.

    Please refer to Wei-Qiang's Website for more information: www.weiqiangchen.com

     

  • 26 Jul 2016 10:26 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title: PhD positions

    Institution:  University "G. d'Annunzio

    Location:  Pescara, Italy

    Deadline:

    Please find the link for a call for Industrial Ecology-related PhD positions in Pescara (Italy) at the University "G. d'Annunzio", where there's a team that operates on these topics.

    Have a look at the call and search for the PhD programme: "Business, Institutions, Markets"

    For more information, please contact the PhD Programme Director, Prof. Andrea Raggi at: a.raggi@unich.it



  • 26 Jul 2016 9:47 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Faculty Position in Corporate Sustainability - Any Business Discipline

    Institution:  The Ivey Business School, Western University

    Location:  London, Canada

    Deadline: September 30, 2016

    The Ivey Business School is aiming to fill a tenure track position in sustainability (or responsibility) -- any level, any discipline. I am proud of Ivey’s commitment to sustainability. Approximately, one third of our faculty members are involved in sustainability-related research, and we have several faculty members who work exclusively on sustainability issues (e.g. Diane-Laure Arjailes, Oana Branzei, Rob Klassen, Stephan Vachon). As well, we teach sustainability at all levels of the program, including PhD. We also founded and house the Network for Business Sustainability  which aims to bridge research and practice. We endeavour to enable a positive, supportive culture. London is a very livable city, and Canada has strong social policies. 

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