PostDoc/Junior Researcher for Environmental Footprints of Upscaled Technologies

  • Dienstverband
  • Nijmegen

Radboud University

We are looking for

The Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher of 2 years specialized in technology assessments in an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) context. As a postdoc you will participate in the departments research and educational activities, focusing on environmental modelling and LCA. The research is embedded in the EU EIT Raw Materials project Safe-Vulca, which focusses on the reduction of ZnO amount in rubber vulcanization processes for the tire industry to reduce nano-particle emissions during driving. You are expected to perform LCA on the lab and full scale process to better understand the changes in environmental impacts due to technology development. In addition, other technologies can be addressed to quantify environmental changes due to size scaling as well as technological learning using various modeling techniques. Also, as a PostDoc you will be expected to be involved in teaching in BSc/MSc courses.

We ask

  • You hold a PhD or MSc in one of the environmental, natural, or engineering sciences, with knowledge on performing life cycle assessment.
  • Experience with environmental modelling is preferred.
  • Important selection criteria are: analytical modeling skills, team player, motivation, and communication skills (especially a good command of written English).

We are

The Faculty of Science at Radboud University is a student-oriented faculty with a strong research base. The Faculty aims to be an academic community with international prominence and engages students actively in that community. Through high-quality teaching, the Faculty of Science lecturers are dedicated to challenge students to become critical academics and responsible decision-makers, willing and able to take up influential positions in our increasingly international society.

The main focus of the Environmental Science group of IWWR is on quantifying, understanding and predicting human impacts on the environment. To that end, we employ a variety of research methods, including process-based modelling, meta-analyses, field studies and lab work. In our research we cover multiple pressures, species and spatial scales, searching for overarching principles that can ultimately be applied to better underpin environmental management and biodiversity conservation.

Radboud University has seven faculties, which together cover the full range of academic disciplines. Its teaching and research staff hail from more than fifty countries. With several brand new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, the leafy modern campus in Nijmegen provides an open and welcoming environment with a personal touch, encouraging the sharing of knowledge among academics, across disciplines, and within and between research institutes. Radboud University firmly believes that a broad perspective is essential for generating new insights and solutions in both science and society.

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