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Postdoctoral position in Environmental Organisation of Product Chains
The Department of Energy and Environment excels in research and education related to energy, environment and sustainable development ranging from a global perspective to industrial, building and product issues. The focus is on experimental and theoretical research on energy technology as well as on development, use and evaluation of methods and tools for analysis of technical systems. In total around 200 persons are active at the six divisions of the department.
Information about the division
The division of Environmental Systems Analysis conducts prominent research and teaching the the fields environmental assessment, organising for the environment and environmentally driven innovation. The division is dynamic with extensive external collaborations, nationally and internationally. It takes part in several of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance. Currently, there are approximately 35 staff members with varying disciplinary backgrounds. Roughly half of the staff is faculty and the other half is PhD students. There are several international staff members.
This position aims to further knowledge relevant for the greening of product chains and methods for life cycle management. Research work should aim at improved understanding of the issues for environmental organisation and governance of product chains. This includes, for example, the practices of life cycle thinking, environmental evaluation of alternative organisation of product chains, and the meaning of globalisation and Bottom-of-the-Pyramid approaches for the greening of product chains. Much of the research will take place in collaboration with our industrial partners in CPM, the Life Cycle Center http://lifecycle.se. The Post-doctoral position offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. The main share of the working time is devoted to research. Supervision of students, at Msc and/or PhD level is included, as well as a small extent of teaching of undergraduate students. The employment is limited to a maximum of 2 years (1+1).
We seek a candidate with a multidisciplinary background, combining engineering knowledge with the social sciences. The applicant must have experience of qualitative research and must be familiar with life cycle thinking, life cycle management and life cycle assessment methods. A broad understanding of industry strategies and management of environmental and sustainability issues is desirable. Experience of field study of industry practices is an advantage.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree, normally not older than 3 years.
A successful candidate should have experience from teaching and demonstrate potential for teaching and research.
The application should be marked with Ref 20120042 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as three pdf-files, as below:
- CV, including list of publications,
- two reference persons who can be contacted by Chalmers (describe association with them and give their contact addresses),
- attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents.
A letter of application detailing your specific qualifications for the position,
- maximum one A4 page
- 2-3 pages describing accomplished research and the plans for future research
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 2012-03-11
For questions, please contact:
Associate professor Henrikke Baumann
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Professor Anne-Marie Tillman
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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society.
The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 2,500 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
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