6 PhD Researchers or Postdocs Industrial Ecology, various projects at the Industrial Ecology Department

Leiden University
January 23, 2023
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The Faculty of Science and Institute of Environmental Sciences CML is looking for a:

6 PhD Researchers or Postdocs Industrial Ecology, various projects at the Industrial Ecology Department Vacancy number: 22-862

Key responsibilities Your main responsibility is to carry out research independently and in collaboration with the partners of the project consortium. The Industrial Ecology Department at CML has recently acquired several large research projects for which we are looking for excellent PhD researchers and/or postdocs with experience in the core Industrial Ecology methods like life cycle assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), and Environmentally extended Input Output Analysis (E-IOA) and Safe-by-Design. The projects focus on circular electronics, batteries, circularity in infrastructure, circular and emission free housing retrofitting, Safe-by-Design circular products, and responsible supply chains. The position is based in Leiden with some international travel expected. Apart from creating scientific output, and in case of the PhD researchers writing a PhD thesis, responsibilities include working on project deliverables and attending project meetings.

Selection Criteria For applicants at the PhD researcher level: • You hold a master's degree in the field of industrial ecology, environmental sciences or another related field. • You have documented expertise (e.g. master's thesis) in LCA, MFA, E-IOA or other methods relevant to industrial ecology. • Programming skills (e.g. Python or other languages) and an ability to handle large datasets are an advantage. Applicants without these skills should have a strong drive to develop them early on in the PhD. • You have excellent English language skills in writing and speaking, • Experience in the environmental assessment of emerging technologies and systems, circular economy, material supply chains and any of the domains mentioend above is a strong advantage. • You are intellectually curious, possess good analytical skills, are self- propelled, flexible, and quality conscious and have recorded experience in planning and executing research tasks within a given timeframe. • You have excellent social and communication skills and the ability to interact with other researchers, industry and policy actors.

For applicants at the Postdoc researcher level: • You hold a Ph.D. in industrial ecology, environmental and/or sustainability sciences, engineering, applied economics, or a similar discipline in the field of industrial ecology, environmental sciences or another related fields. • You have documented expertise in in LCA, MFA, E-IOA or other methods relevant to industrial ecology. • Programming skills (e.g. Python or other languages) and an ability to handle large datasets are an advantage. • You have excellent English language skills in writing and speaking, and recorded ability of scientific publishing on a high academic level. • Experience in the environmental assessment of emerging technologies and circular economy, material supply chains and any of the domains mentioend above is a strong advantage. • You preferably have some experience of teaching at the university level. • You are intellectually curious, possess good analytical skills, are self- propelled, flexible, and quality conscious and have recorded experience in planning and executing research tasks within a given timeframe. • You have excellent social and communication skills and the ability to interact with other researchers, industry and policy actors.

Research at CML - Industrial Ecology CML is one of the leading institutes in environmental sustainability worldwide. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable governance of biodiversity and natural resources. CML offers environmental education, and has two distinct research programmes: Conservation Biology and Industrial Ecology, that collaborate through their common mission. The Industrial Ecology programme is a world-leader in its field and focusses on the development and application of tools for decision-making on sustainable production and consumption. Industrial Ecology takes a systemic approach, integrating technical, environmental, and social aspects. It uses methods such as Material Flow Accounting (MFA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) or Input-Output Analysis (IOA). The department offers a dynamic, international, and collaborative working environment and hosts many leading experts in the field.

Research at our faculty The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity, work on global challenges through the development of science-based solutions that might take them beyond the borders of their own discipline.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio- pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor's and twelve master's programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2800 staff and almost 6000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden's Bio Science Park, one of Europe's biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see https: // www. universiteitleiden.nl/en/science and https: // workingat.leiden.edu/

Terms and conditions Option 1 – PhD We offer a 1-year position with the possibility of extension to 4 years based on performance. Salary ranges from € 2.541.- gross per month in the first year to € 3.247 gross per month in the fourth year based on a full-time position (pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Option 2 - Postdoc We offer a full-time, 3 or 4 year fixed-term postdoc. Salary ranges from € 2.960 to € 4.670 gross per month (pay scale 10) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Diversity Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information Enquiries can be made to dr. René Kleijn (kleijn@cml.leidenuniv.nl) or dr. Mingming Hu (hu@cml.leidenuniv.nl)

Applications To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to sollicitaties@cml.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number and with a clear indication of the type of position you are applying for (PhD or postdoc): • A CV. • A motivation letter.

Only applications received before the 11th of January can be considered.

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