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As part of a larger research project on Prospective Technology Assessment named PROSET (PROSpective Assessment of Emerging Technologies), funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, the industrial ecology group in Freiburg seeks to employ two Talented Young Scientists to work on consequential life cycle assessment of emerging manufacturing technologies and scenario analysis for a sustainable industrial system in Germany.

Work description

The successful candidates will

  • Contribute to the development of a general methodology for life cycle technology screening and scenario development for the manufacturing sectors
  • Compile process and life cycle inventories of selected emerging manufacturing technologies, partly building on modeling results that are also carried out under this project where data are not available
  • Contribute to open source software development for the implementation of consequential life cycle assessment and for scenario modeling of the manufacturing sector.
  • Derive specific technology development recommendations and policy suggestions for manufacturing technology deployment in the German context.

Methods to be applied

Attributional and consequential life cycle assessment, scenario development for life cycle and process databases, national input-output tables and scenario modeling of economic sectors, e.g., via production functions and dynamic stock models

The deadline for applying is October 31st, 2018.

Read the full announcement here: https://www.indecol.uni-freiburg.de/de/phd-proset

 

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