Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Ecosystems Lab (ESL), led by Prof Hung-Suck Park, at University of Ulsan in South Korea is seeking a qualified and motivated postdoc for a unique opportunity to conduct research in the interface between eco-industrial park (EIP), urban metabolism, life-cycle assessment (LCA). The lab is especially interested in leveraging these industrial ecology methods for practical applications.


Candidates trained in eco-industrial park or urban metabolism are preferred, and research experience in life-cycle assessment (LCA) or environmental input-output (EIO) analysis is a plus. Excellent English writing and communicating skills are required. Other qualifications that would make candidates competitive include strong analytical and programming skills, industry work experience, or a strong publication record. The position will be jointly supervised by Prof Hung-Suck Park and Prof Yi Yang, who specializes in LCA, is a professor at Chongqing University in China, and now visits ESL under the Korean Brain Pool fellowship.


Specifics about the postdoc position

Start date: March 1st, 2021

Duration: Up to 3 years of funding available, but initial appointment is for one year, with extension contingent upon performance

Compensation: 30 million KRW/year including health insurance


Application materials

Cover letter


Contact information for at least two references



Please send all materials to Prof Hung-Suck Park ( or Prof Yi Yang (


Information about the Ecosystems Lab (ESL)

ESL educates and inspire students to become global environmental experts who can take on grand environmental challenges. ESL was established in 1993 as pollution control lab with a focus on water, wastewater and air pollution treatment. Over the years, its research capacity has broadened to investigate the various aspects of environmental technology and management, including resource recycling and cleaner production, development and promotion of existing industrial parks to Eco-industrial park (EIP), and sharing of utility infrastructure to reduce their collective environmental footprint. Today ESL is a leading laboratory in South Korea with excellent industry-academia collaboration.


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  • Application deadline: Mar 01, 2021
  • University of Ulsan
  • Ecosystems Lab (ESL)
  • Ugeo Dong, South Korea
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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