The Center for Industrial Ecology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, is seeking a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work on the project "T4ENERTEC: Tools for supporting the selection of energy efficient technologies."

Required Profile:
Academic qualification: PhD in Engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems, Economics, or related fields.
Minimum requirements:
a) PhD degree;
b) Demonstrated experience (e.g. papers published in WOS Journals) in one or more of the topics: life-cycle assessment/management incorporating uncertainty analysis, building energy performance simulation, operations research including skills in mathematical modeling and optimization methods.
Other requirements:
a) Capability of writing technical/scientific documents in English language;
b) Leadership, a strong motivation to work in a team, combining excellent organization skills with the ability to meet deadlines;
c) Excellent communication skills and ability to establishing collaborative links with the other project researchers at CIE-ADAI and INESC.

Working plan:

- Development of a hybrid input-output life-cycle model to evaluate the energy, environmental and cost impacts of different energy efficient technologies addressing the contribution of building life-cycle phases and processes and building energy performance simulations.
- Development of a multiobjective optimization model to support public bodies with the selection of the energy efficient technology portfolios.

Application Procedure:
a) Application to the position is formalized by sending the following information addressed to the Selection Committee reference of number of this position (given at the top of this document), full name, number and date of the Citizen’s card or civil ID, tax identification number, date and place of birth, residence and contact address, including e-mail address and telephone contact.
b) The application shall be accompanied by documents proving the conditions described in point 6 for admission to this selection process, in particular:
- Copy of certificate or diploma;
- Detailed curriculum vitae;
- List of publications, including DOI link and Journal (JCR) impact factor (when applicable).

Candidates with qualifications obtained abroad shall make proof that their Ph.D. was recognized by a Portuguese Higher Education Institution pursuant to Decree-Law no. 283/83, of June 21st, or otherwise registered under Decree-Law no. 341/2007, of October 12th. This document (either recognition or registration) is mandatory to sign the contract.

The candidates should send their applications and supporting documents, in digital (PDF) format, to the email address with Cc to, and

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see:  

Details about the project can be found at CIE-UC website:

Applications are accepted until 13 December 2018.

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