Research position available at the University of NSW, Sydney, Australia

A researcher is required to manage and work on a number of research projects and deliver according to existing contracts in the areas of sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA). The purpose of this position is to advance LCA methodologies and their application in government and industry sectors, and to incorporate sustainability thinking and sustainability tools into higher-level decision-making and policy frameworks. The position is initially limited to one year.

The appointee at this level is expected to manage and work on the current projects of the Sustainability Assessment Program including the new Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory and provide strategic direction. The researcher will work independently and ensure on time delivery of project tasks and reporting and other deliverables of research and applied research projects.

An appointee at this level will usually have strong tertiary qualifications in environmental engineering or a related field. The candidate should have a sound technical ability and experience working with quantitative data as evidenced by their prior academic publications and/or technical reports. Programming skills are essential. The candidate would ideally have some years of experience in the development or application of LCA or another quantitative sustainability assessment method. Experience in environmentally extended input-output analysis would be highly regarded. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to manage new and existing research projects, and possess or show willingness to develop good working relationships with researchers in the relevant field.

For further information on the position please contact Tommy Wiedmann, UNSW, via email

Tommy Wiedmann

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