International Society for Industrial Ecology

Job Postings and Research Opportunities

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.
  • 17 Nov 2016 1:28 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Position: Senior Life Cycle Assessment Position

    Institution: Cycleco

    Location: Ambérieu, France

    Cycleco is looking for a highly motivated Senior LCA based in Amberieu, France who has a clear vision of both LCI and LCIA, good knowledge of ISO 14040-44 and use to apply it for environmental footprint and ecodesign. Experience with at least one LCA software is necessary and IT skills is a plus.


    • Experienced LCA Analyst
    • Experienced in project management
    • Responsible for LCA projects involving several EU partners
    • One-year contract with possible renewal
    • Master's degree or an Engineering degree in Science
    • At least 5 years of experience or a PhD
    • Proficient with  ISO 14040-44 and ISO 14025 standards, SimaPro, ecoinvent, the ILCD handbook and the PEF/OEF (Product/Organisation Environmental Footprint). 
    • You are professional, you enjoy working as a team and have good communication skills.

    English is mandatory, French is preferable

    To apply: 

    Please send both your CV and cover letter to under the reference "Senior LCA position at Cycleco".

  • 10 Nov 2016 1:56 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Candidate in Hybrid LCA

    Institution: Leiden University

    Location: Leiden, Netherlands

    Deadline: November 21, 2016

    The Industrial Ecology department at CML, Leiden University, Netherlands is looking for a PhD candidate in hybrid LCA for circular economy assessments.

    The CML Industrial Ecology (IE) department leads the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Circ€uit” (Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network) funded by the European Commission. “Circ€uit “ is a consortium of high profile universities located in the Netherlands, France, UK, Sweden and Norway, collaborating with various companies and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation on all aspects of research into the circular economy ((business models, supply chains, users, design, and system analysis). CML will host 2 PhD’s who will analyse the environmental and economic implications of a shift towards circular business models at macro level, using input of PhD work from other universities participating in Circ€uit. One PhD position is still vacant. The PhD candidate is expected to develop and apply a hybrid Life cycle assessment and Life cycle costing method, linked to Environmentally Input Output databases (EXIOBASE).


    • You must have a MSc in a relevant field. Relevant backgrounds could include MSc’s in industrial ecology or sustainability science, or other fields such as economics and modelling, applied mathematics and system dynamics combined with a strong interest in sustainability.
    • Knowledge of industrial ecology tools including Life cycle assessment (LCA), Material flow analysis (MFA) and/or Environmentally extended input output analysis (EE IO) is strongly desired.
    • Own initiative, creativity, and the ability to collaborate with other PhD’s in the in the Circ€uit team should be demonstrable. Interest in the other research areas in Circ€uit and some experience in working with businesses are an advantage.
    • Quantitative skills in data gathering, data compilation, analysis, and related mathematics and coding in e.g. Matlab, Python or R are an advantage.
    • You must fulfill the selection criteria of the Marie Curie program: being an Early Stage Researcher with at maximum 4 years of research experience after your MSc, and comply with the mobility criterion that implies you have not lived more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the 3 years prior to appointment. Further, English proficiency is required.
    Please click here for more information
  • 10 Nov 2016 1:48 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Assistant Professor 

    Institution: Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

    Location: Singapore

    Deadline: November 30, 2016

    Nanyang Technological University is looking for an Assistant Professor position in Environmental Engineering, specialising in Urban Environmental Resource Management (Solid Waste) 

    Expertise in one or more of the following specialized areas is highly desirable:

    • Waste-to-energy
    • Waste to high-value materials
    • Hazardous waste treatment
    • Electronic waste management
    • Urban mining
    • Clean technologies for environmental resource management
    • LCA for sustainable management of environmental resources
    • New areas that address emerging environmental challenges of urbanization and cities of the future in advanced economy.

    Click this link for additional requirements and application procedure.

  • 03 Nov 2016 3:33 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Positions in Circular Economy

    Institution: Circulus

    The interdisciplinary project "Circulus: Opportunities and Challenges of Transformation towards a Sustainable Circular Economy" at Freiburg University invites applications for:

    • 2 PhD positions analyzing "Discourses of the Circular Economy" (social/political sciences)
    • 1 PhD position "Conceptualizing and Measuring Material Flows in a Circular Economy" (environmental engineering, industrial ecology, ecological economics, sustainability science or related)
    • 1 Postdoc position "Conceptualizing Global Supply Chains in a Circular Economy" (qualified in management, economics or related with a focus on sustainable supply chains)

    Positions are 4 year fixed term, starting March 2017. For more information, see 

  • 27 Oct 2016 3:44 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural and Resource Economics

    Institution: Technical University of Munich

    Location: Munich, Germany

    Deadline: November 20, 2016

    The chair “Agricultural Production and Resource Economics” at the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan (WZW), Technische Universität München (TUM) offers a Postdoctoral position under the supervision of Prof Dr Johannes Sauer.

    The applicant is expected to develop his/her own research agenda in at least on of the following areas:

    o economics/econometrics of big data with respect to agriculture and natural resources

    o bioeconomic challenges and economics of biotechnology

    o climate change, natural disasters and agricultural production

    o economics of biodiversity or water resource management

    Applicants should hold a university degree in agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics, general economics, statistics or mathematics or other related disciplines. A clear interest in applied statistics and econometrics as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed outlets and attracting competitive funding (especially DFG and ERC/EC). An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. An interest in supplementary teaching is an advantage.

    Salaries are based on the German state regulated public service salary scale (E13 TV-L 100%). The appointment is initially for a period of one year starting 1st of January 2017 with an option to renew for one additional year. Technische Universität München is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preferences given comparable qualifications.

    Please submit your electronic application (cv, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, teaching experience etc.) as well as the name of two referees to For further information please contact senior researchers Dr. Getachew Abate-Kassa ( or Dr. David Wüpper (david.wü

  • 24 Oct 2016 10:08 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Building Engineering Tenure‐track Faculty Position

    Institution: Sherbrooke University

    Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    Deadline: November 30, 2016

    Sherbrooke University is seeking candidates to fill a full‐time faculty position in the Faculty of Engineering for a Canada Research Chair, Tier 2. The research program should contribute either to the new Building Engineering program or the new Robotics Engineering program. The detailed listing, in French, can be found here:

    Candidates should meet the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs, Tier 2. 

    Applications in Building Engineering should contribute to the establishment of the new program and reinforce research in one or more of the following areas:

    • Sustainable Materials for buildings.
    • Smart building and energy efficiency.
    • Certifications (LEED, PassivHaus, WELL, LBC, etc.), sustainability indicators and life cycle assessment (LCA).
    • Building information modelling (BIM) in a context of sustainable development (commissioning, recommissioning).


    1. Full‐time regular position.
    2. Working conditions are governed by collective agreements in effect.
    3. Expected start date: 2017
    4. The duration of the CRC Tier 2 is 5 years, renewable once for another 5‐year period. The position is subject to review and approval by the Canada Research Chairs Program.

    Application Process

    1. Applications will be reviewed at until the position is filled.
    2. Please include your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, reprints of your most relevant recent publications, and three letters of reference sent directly by the signatories to: Professor Patrik Doucet, ing., Dean, Faculty of Engineering Employment opportunity no. 02566. E‐mail:

    Please click here for the LinkedIn job posting
  • 24 Oct 2016 10:02 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Post-doc Researcher

    Institution: MINES ParisTech PSL Research University

    Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

    Deadline: November 4, 2016

    MINES ParisTech PSL Research University is looking for a Post-doc to join their team for an 18 month position.

    The candidate will contribute to the development of a web platform to evaluate the environmental impacts of renewable energy systems with LCA.

    The platform will be based on a modular approach and will integrate the study of uncertainties in the context of a prospective analysis of energy scenarios.

    Please click here for full details.

    To apply please send a CV and a letter addressed to Professor Isabelle Blanc:

  • 24 Oct 2016 9:57 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: LCA Analyst

    Institution: Ecoinnovazione

    Location: Padova, Italy

    Deadline: November 5, 2016

    Ecoinnovazione is looking for an experienced LCA analyst to join its team. This full-time position begins in January 2017  for six months with consideration for an additional six months. 

    For further information you can send an email to:

    For those who are interested, please send your CV to:

  • 24 Oct 2016 7:39 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Candidate

    Institution: Rothamsted Research

    Location: University of Bristol

    Deadline: December 5, 2016

    Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research institute in the world founded in 1843, is currently looking for a high-quality PhD candidate to conduct LCA research on sheep production systems at its North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP) in Devon, UK. The successful applicant will be registered in the four-year PhD program at University of Bristol and engage in system-wide economic and environmental evaluation using high-resolution primary data collected across the platform. In order to be eligible for the full scholarship (covering both the university fees and stipends) funded through South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio), the applicant must meet the UK residence criteria set by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Applicants from EU countries who do not meet these requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award.

    Please visit the original job posting for more information on the research

    For further information on this project, please contact Prof. Michael Lee (

    Please see the South West Biosciences DTP web pages for more information on this DTP or to apply for this project, please click here. 

  • 17 Oct 2016 9:27 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

    Institution: College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Nov 1, 2016

    Opening for postdoctoral fellow for research on biofuel lifecycle assessment, technoeconomic assessment and process modeling in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Georgia Tech faculty in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as collaborators at other institutions, on the production of biocrude in an advanced bioreactor-based biorefinery. This is part of a project supported by the US Department of Energy for advancements in algal biomass yield.

    Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field, including experience in lifecycle assessment, technoeconomic assessment and process modeling. Appointment is for one year with possibility of extension. The appointment may be either in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering or in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, depending on the background of the applicant.

    The start date is January 1 2017. Review of applications will begin on November 1 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a C.V., a one-page statement of research goals, and a one-page statement of career goals to Lisa Cox at Contact Prof. Valerie Thomas ( or Prof. Matthew Realff ( for additional information. Transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment. Georgia Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

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