PhD student to advance the use of data science

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD student to advance the use of data science – a combination of statistics and advanced information processing – in the area of sustainability analysis. The student will be supervised by Professor Edgar Hertwich and Dr. Konstantin Stadler, the director of the Digital Lab at NTNU-IndEcol. The place of duty is Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • automate acquisition and processing of data used to construct Multiregional Input-Output Models and/or its environmental extensions
  • Develop, test, implement, and document environmental and resource assessments employing the updated MRIO
  • Document the work in Github and describe results in the scientific literature
  • Complete a dissertation draft

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in informatics, statistics, industrial ecology, economics, physics, mathematics, operations research, or engineering. 

Other qualifications

  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • good written and oral communications skills in English; Scandinavian language skills are a plus
  • competence in statistical analysis, databases and/or mathematical modeling
  • Evidence of coursework or work experience related to environment, sustainability
  • Strong programming (e.g., R, MatLab, Python)
  • evidence of ability to handle large complex datasets will be seen in a positive light.
  • Competence in operations research, optimization, or exposure to social science/economics will be evaluated positively.

Read advertisement and apply through Jobbnorge.

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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