Phd Position Modelling Of The Circular Economy Transition In Inrae, Lisc, France

Universities and Institutes of France
November 06, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: Inrae, Lisc
  • Research Field: Engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Application Deadline: 06/11/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Clermont-Ferrand
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • PhD subject description

    The LISC (Inrae) is looking for a PhD candidate in modelling on biowaste management and circular economy. The candidate will be appointed for 3-years to research how to better understand and accelerate the transition toward circular economy for the management of bio-waste at the territorial level, through innovative modelling approaches.

    The carbon neutrality in 2050 and the energy transition requires the development of circular economies. This is particularly true for the management of waste at the territorial level. It challenges many actors and functions such as the collection and the transformation of the waste, as well as the decreasing of the consumption since the best waste is the one that is not produced. The student will take part in a project aiming to assist territories in the identification and co-construction of their transition trajectories towards a circular economy for the management of bio-waste through the analysis of territorial flows and territorial drivers of their management, while limiting environmental impacts.

    The methodological focus is twice:

  • on developing a dynamic model, coupling an agentbased modelling approach (to represent the production of biowaste of households as well as their decision to reduce, recycle or sort their biowaste), to a metabolism approach to follow the flows of biowaste in the infrastructure in charge of collecting and transforming them;
  • on the extraction and the comparison of transition pathways toward a better circularity.
  • Different urban and periurban regions will be studied and investigated through simulations.

    You will work with Dr. Jean-Denis Mathias and Sylvie Huet within the Laboratory of Engineering for Complex Systems of Inrae (Clermont-Ferrand, France).

    Funding category: Contrat doctoral

    PHD title: Doctorat en Sciences pour l'Ingénieur

    PHD Country: France

    Offer Requirements Specific Requirements

    We are looking for a candidate with an MSc in systems engineering, (technological) innovation management, computer science, or an adjacent field. Affinity with simulation modelling or programming is required; experience with agent-based or ODE modelling is an asset. An interest in social science would be appreciated. The candidate should enjoy working in multidisciplinary settings. The PhD candidate needs to be able to work independently and author research papers.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Inrae, Lisc
  • Organisation Type: Large Company
  • Website: https: // www. inrae.fr/
  • Country: France
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