Doctoral or Postdoctoral position

Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago

Department: Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: PhD and Postdoc Positions


Where: Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, the University of Illinois at Chicago

When: To be filled as soon as possible, no later than January 1, 2020

Supervisor: Thomas L. Theis, Ph.D.

Description: This is an opportunity to work on a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on the Circular Economy, specifically the integration of blockchain technology for asset tracking of materials, and certification of data provenance for maintaining material value in the economy. The project is part of an integrated team of researchers drawn from the engineering, social, and economic sciences, at five universities. A background in any of the main disciplines of engineering, computer science, industrial ecology, economics or related fields is required, and strong interpersonal communication skills are desirable. The opening can be configured as either a doctoral or postdoctoral position.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the region's largest public research institution and is among the most ethnically and culturally diverse schools in the United States. The Chicago region is a major urban center located along the shore of Lake Michigan with a population of approximately 9 million. The city is known as an architectural, culinary, arts and music, and transportation center.

The Institute for Environmental Science and Policy is a campus-level unit of the university with a mission to promote environmental research activities among interdisciplinary groups of scholars. Students and faculty from a wide range of departments participate in its activities. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references directly to Professor Thomas L. Theis (theist@uic.edu). For students, application to an appropriate academic unit will also be required. Questions should be directed to Professor Theis.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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