PostDoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral appointment is available for a Convergence Around the Circular Economy project with Dr. Melissa Bilec’s Built Environment and Sustainable Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.

 Seeking a highly motivated and organized person for a unique opportunity to conduct research on the circular economy on the recently award National Science Foundation project. Given the large project team and focus on convergence, the person should demonstrate exceptional project management skills. The successful applicant will possess a PhD in civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields, have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment.  The candidate should have completed the Ph.D. prior to the date of joining. The project involves an exciting combination of building science, industrial ecology, environmental systems analysis, life cycle assessment, data science, and network analysis for circular economy.

The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for an extension. The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates ready to begin as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented minority groups and women to apply for this position.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

 Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the US (


Your application should include:

- Cover letter

- Curriculum Vitae

- 1-page statement of your career goals and how this postdoc experience will help you achieve   your goals

- Contact information for three references.


E-mail your materials to


For further information or questions about this position you may contact: Dr. Melissa Bilec



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  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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